The Fifteen Year Plan

Monday, March 5, 1917

In 1917, Dr. James Douglas, Chancellor of Queen's University, donated $100,000 towards a fund for the redevelopment of KGH’s teaching and research facilities.  An ambitious 15-year building plan was developed to include:

  • a service building for dietary, dining and storage
  • a central heating plant
  • a city isolation hospital
  • a 26-bed extension to the Empire wing
  • construction of the Douglas wing
  • construction of the Richardson laboratories

Initial estimates for the complete plan totaled more than $600,000 and in May 1919 the Ontario government voted to give $400,000 to the Kingston General Hospital.