The proposed site of the south Niagara hospital at the corner of Montrose Road and Biggar Road on the outskirts of Niagara Falls. (Mike DiBattista/Niagara Falls Review/Postmedia Network)

Falls council learns more about hospital land

It was Niagara Health that advised the City of Niagara Falls an extra 20 acres of land — in addition to the 30 acres it was given — will be needed for a south Niagara hospital to be built at the corner of Montrose and Biggar rds.

Residents of the township of Wainfleet gather into council chambers on Tuesday night to hear council discussion concerning a report that suggests closing Fire Hall No. 4 in Wellandport. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune

Fire hall not up for discussion yet

The council chambers in Wainfleet were packed full on Tuesday night as residents waited to hear discussion about a report that proposed changes to the fire department.

Niagara Health System Niagara Emergency Medical Services Chief Kevin Smith, from left, Niagara Medical Officer of Health Dr. Valerie Jaeger, Local Health Integrated Network chief executive officer Donna Cripps, Niagara Health System chief of staff Dr. Tom Stewart, and NHS president Suzanne Johnston were panelists during a breakfast meeting called Health Care in Niagara organized by Niagara's chambers of commerce, on Tuesday October 25, 2016 in Welland, Ont. Allan Benner/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Health care challenges discussed

While the Niagara Health System continues to invest government funding in hospital facilities, it’s up to the communities to ensure the latest equipment is available within those facilities.