Why We Need Your Help
Brantford needs a new hospital. We have been waiting for Government approval to move forward with our build since February 2020. We are seeking the support of the community to help advocate for approval to move forward with building a better hospital – by working together and using your voice, you can help us #BuildABetterBCHS!
How Did We Get Here?
Over the last five years, Brant County has grown at a rate of 10.8%, and as the cost of living in larger cities like Toronto and Hamilton continues to rise, more people are moving to Brantford for affordable housing. The current BCHS facilities are not equipped to accommodate growth at this rate. We are consistently caring for our community above the infrastructure capacity in which we can operate. While we’ve seen neighbouring hospitals grow and redevelop, BCHS has not been granted the same opportunities. This is our time to stand up for our community and advocate for equitable access to exceptional healthcare.
Why Can’t We Move Forward?
New infrastructure will better enable BCHS to serve priority populations including seniors, children, people living with mental health and addictions, and those requiring accessibility accommodations. The space needs to be purposefully co-designed and built to ensure the delivery of culturally safe care for the Indigenous Communities we serve.
We need our hospital to reflect the brilliance of the people working within so that every single person in Brantford, County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the extended community are confident in what we have to offer. This is our time to transform our healthcare system.
We Need You!
Hospitals require government approval and funding to begin planning a new build. We have been waiting since February 2020. This is why we need you – This is our time to build a better BCHS.
What Can You Do?
We’re asking our community to join their voices with ours so that the call for action gets so loud it can’t be ignored. Sign our petition, share our resources on social and with friends, or write a letter to the Minister of Health – whatever you choose, this is our time! #BuildABetterBCHS