Ontario invests $358M in Etobicoke General Hospital
July 6, 2016
TORONTO – Ontario is investing up to $358 million to give patients faster access to high-quality care at Etobicoke General Hospital. The project includes four new storeys and 250,000 square feet of new space for the services needed most by the community, such as emergency and critical care.
When the project is complete, patients in Etobicoke will benefit from:
- A large state-of-the-art emergency department
- A new intensive care unit/critical care unit that is nearly four times larger than the current space
- A new maternal newborn unit with birthing suites and a specialized nursery
- A new ambulatory procedures unit featuring both procedure and operating rooms, patient preparation and recovery areas, and dedicated clinic spaces, including a new respiratory clinic
- Larger patient rooms filled with natural light that provide privacy and space to accommodate patient’s family members.
“Today is a monumental day for Osler, for the staff, physicians and volunteers who work at Etobicoke General, and for the thousands of people who come through the doors of this hospital to seek care for themselves or a loved one,” said Matthew Anderson (pictured), president and CEO, William Osler Health System.
“Together with our partners and with the significant support of the Ontario government, we are transforming this hospital and helping change the face of health care in this community for generations to come.”
As part of the 2016 Budget, the province is providing $12 billion over 10 years in capital grants to hospitals to continue building essential infrastructure. In addition, Ontario is providing new annual funding of $50 million to help hospitals stay in good repair.
These healthcare infrastructure investments are helping expand access to high-quality care so patients receive the care they need in a safe and healthy environment.
Investing in Etobicoke General Hospital is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education.
The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
Across the province, approximately 35 major hospital projects are under construction or in various stages of planning.