MASTER PLANNING AT PRHC

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is in the process of preparing a Master Plan.

A Master Plan is a 20-year look ahead at how PRHC will deliver services to our community in the years to come. It is the first step of the Ministry of Health’s capital planning process and is comprised of two important parts:

  • The Master Program – looks at the services PRHC provides and the population growth we can expect

  • The Master Plan – looks at how our building can support our services.

The Master Plan is aligned with our Strategic Plan.

MASTER PLANNING PROCESS

PRHC began working on the Master Planning process in November 2019, holding engagement sessions internally with staff, physicians and patients. We have engaged with more than 100 people to date and have heard:

  • That many people feel a sense of pride in being able to provide high-quality patient care

  • About the importance of innovation in delivering outstanding care

  • Lots of excitement around the development and use of technology in healthcare

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The Peterborough region is among the fastest-growing communities in the country, as well as the oldest population demographically in Canada, with 22 per cent of local residents over the age of 65. PRHC serves 300,000 people in Peterborough City, Peterborough County and the surrounding communities, including the First Nations of Curve Lake and Hiawatha – a population we anticipate will continue to grow over the coming years.

PRHC continues to evolve to meet the needs of the growing patient population in the community and region we serve. Our Master Planning survey asking for community involvement and input closed in October 2020.

WHAT’S NEXT

Your feedback has helped to inform the design of our Master Plan. The development and approval of a Master Plan is a lengthy process. We will continue to update you as we move forward on this exciting path towards our future.