County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell presented Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Waypoint) with a $673,252 donation Jan. 23 in support of the new Community Health Hub in Midland. This is the second donation for a total of $1.28 million provided to the hospital for this new community resource in partnership with Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre slated to open in the spring of this year.

The funding is part of a $45 million commitment in support of capital and redevelopment projects that will be allocated over 15 years to area hospitals that serve Simcoe County residents. From 2017 to 2031, $3 million is being distributed each year through collaboration with the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance which includes hospitals in Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland, Newmarket, Orillia as well as Waypoint.

Dating back to 1994, the County has committed $107 million to support area hospitals. []