For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2013
Demolition to begin in January of former South Street Hospital
LONDON, Ontario – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has recently awarded a contract to ProGreen Demolition Ltd. who will complete the demolition of the former South Street Hospital buildings.
Letters have been sent to SOHO residents, inviting them to a community open house to learn more about the impact of the decommissioning and the future of the lands on Wednesday, January 8, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Holdsworth Auditorium (373 Hill St.). Representatives from LHSC, the City of London, ProGreen Demolition, and AECOM (who are overseeing the decommissioning project), will be available to share information and answer questions.
Fences will begin to be erected around South Street Hospital and adjacent buildings the week of January 6. Decommissioning and demolition is expected to begin shortly thereafter and will take approximately one year to complete.
Media are welcome to attend the community open house. Interviews will not be available prior to this event.
About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 138 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 65 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca
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