The three acre site, along with all buildings as well as an adjacent 1.5 acre parking lot, has been purchased by an Ottawa development group for $2 million. Proceeds from the sale will be directed to help fund a project that will see the Hospital move towards electronic patient records.
“The sale is timely as it will help us jump start one of the largest projects that the Hospital has ever taken on,” said Michael Turcotte, Chair of the Hospital Board.
“Once implemented, the electronic patient records will offer greater efficiencies in delivering information to health professionals when they need it the most. It is a project that will benefit every family in Cornwall, S.D.G., and Akwesasne.”
The Second Street site became surplus to the Hospital’s needs following the redevelopment and expansion of the McConnell Street site. The hospital was directed to decommission the site by the Ministry of Health.
The ongoing relocation of hospital services and personnel to the McConnell Avenue site is expected to be completed by the summer.
The new owners are currently working on plans that call for extensive renovations and improvements to the site. Those plans are expected to be finalized sometime over the next several weeks.