Spirits were high and the weather was fine for the official groundbreaking and open house of CONNECT Hamilton on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
A crowd of approximately 50 witnessed the ground breaking and gathered for a short presentation of acknowledgements and reflections by Patti, John and Teresa Smith, VP Adult Regional Care and Executive Site Lead, Hamilton General Hospital.
“The CONNECT experience for residents is like patient-centred care on steroids,” said Teresa.
John told the crowd that he had never seen such a great turnout to an open house in the health care field.
“Seeing all of you here kind of highlights for me the responsibility that we feel in undertaking this project because of course it’s important to us, but it’s also important to you. It’s enormous to see this kind of active partnership.”
The groundbreaking certainly makes the project feel more tangible. We are that much closer to our third location and bringing the Life Redesign Model to Ontarians!
CONNECT Hamilton is scheduled to open its doors in the winter of 2019.