Another step toward building a new "super-hospital" for Windsor-Essex has taken place.
The steering committee overseeing plans has released its latest study.
The report outlines how services will be delivered in the future. It describes how the current hospitals are out of date and undersized. It also says a new hospital would mainly have rooms for single patients, as well as an education and research centre.
The current facilities do not support the needs of the Schulich Medical School.
The steering committee says a new hospital will have the capacity to expand, to meet the community's needs well into the future.
"This will allow a more efficient delivery of health care and the future looks very bright with the possibilities of expanding our medical education as well as a research hub," Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj said.
The next phase of the study will look at a location and size of a new mega hospital.
"People from the community will participate in that process and design a facility that meets their needs," Musyj said.
The whole process is expected to take 7-10 years.
A media conference is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Monday.