SUDBURY, ON – Today, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault was at Health Sciences North (HSN) to announce a one-time capital grant of up to $21,626,100 in support of HSN’s Learners’ Centre. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has provided approval for the construction contract for the project, with a total cost of $26,289,800.

When completed, the state-of-the-art 28,000 square foot facility will include classrooms, lecture space, work stations and on-call rooms. The new facility will be built at the Ramsey Lake Health Centre and will accommodate 2,000 medical students, nursing students and allied health learners each year. The Learners’ Centre at HSN will also allow existing HSN staff and physicians to advance their skills.

The focal point of the Learners’ Centre will be the Simulation Lab which is now temporarily housed at the Sudbury Outpatient Centre. The Simulation Lab is designed to replicate medical settings such as an Emergency or Operating Room. It provides training for procedures such as intubation, suturing, and medical scoping.

The Learners’ Centre at HSN is the latest in the evolution of Health Sciences North as an academic health sciences centre and follows several major healthcare investments including:

  • $500,000 planning grant to help with the expansion of HSN’s NEO Kids and Family Program.
  • $750,000 investment in the creation of an Integrated Chronic Pain Management Program at HSN.
  • $221,713 in support of the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
  • $4,990,000 for the construction of the HSNRI Walford Facility