Draft Site Selection Criteria
The Site Selection Panel has developed a draft set of criteria to be used to assess potential sites. There are some key factors we know must be looked at in selecting a site, such as the size of the property, proximity to industrial uses that might disrupt a hospital or distance to major roadways.
The site selection criteria must include the perspectives of the people who live in Waterloo Region. The purpose of the engagement process is to get the community’s feedback on what is important when considering a site for a new hospital.
Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are committed to Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation, recognition of their history on the lands within Waterloo Region. For that reason, in addition to broad-reaching community consultation, our engagement on these criteria has a special focus on speaking with Indigenous communities to understand the criteria important to them for locating the proposed new hospital.