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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200 bed community hospital, serving the residents of Chatham and rural Kent including Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations. Formed in 2018, CKHA is committed to delivering quality and safe care at its two sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg. CKHA collaborates with other partners to deliver care across its community. CKHA’s dedicated team is comprised of approximately 1,400 staff, 200 physicians and 300 volunteers. CKHA provides a full range of programs, services and specialties from internal medicine and surgery to women & children’s and critical care; it is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. CKHA is equipped with state of the art diagnostics and technology to support its varied programs. CKHA’s vision: Together, growing a healthier community, underscores a movement to improving the population’s health. Grounded by its values “CKHA CARES” (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety), CKHA commits to continuously improve the patient experience in partnership with patients, families and caregivers.  For more information about CKHA visit www.ckha.on.ca.

 

CKHA’s mission is One Team – Two Sites: Serving Chatham and Rural Kent.  Enhanced program and service delivery across both hospital sites will ensure safe, high quality care for patients and families now and into the future. 

 
The hospital’s Wallaceburg Site plays a significant role in the provision of local health services for those living in North Kent.  To meet the needs of health care delivery for years to come, CKHA has assembled a comprehensive redevelopment plan.  The Wallaceburg Site Redevelopment Project will see a modernized health care facility for the community, anchored by a 24/7 Emergency Department, 5 inpatient Medical Beds, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory. 
 
The redevelopment project began with approval of the Replacement Power Plant Project from the Ministry of Health in spring 2018 to replace essential infrastructure with a total project cost estimated at $8.1 million dollars.  The province’s grant of up to $7.3 million funding went towards the construction of a new power plant to replace aging equipment with new boilers, generators and electrical distribution equipment.  The new power plant will be the “engine” of the hospital throughout the redevelopment process and in its final state. 
 
 In late 2021, the project reached another milestone when CKHA’s Stage 1: Proposal Submission received approval from the Ministry.  Now in Stage 2: Functional Program in the capital planning process, CKHA  will begin detailed design planning where the design is refined and plans, specifications and estimates are created.  This stage includes significant community engagement outputs and cost build up estimates including a commitment to supporting the local share of costs.  The design planning for this phase of the project will focus on the Emergency Department and Medical Beds, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory.  In March 2022, the hospital was pleased engage Agnew Peckham as the Health Care and Facility Planners for the next phase of the project.   
 
CKHA’s Wallaceburg Site continues to focus on the community’s emerging needs with the current services: 
  • 24 hour Emergency Department
  • 5 inpatient beds adjacent to the Emergency Department
  • Ambulatory Care including specialty clinics
  • Diagnostic Imaging including radiology and ultrasound
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Laboratory services (Point of Care testing)

To view the redevelopment drawings, click here.