New Brampton hospital project moves forward

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New Brampton hospital project moves forward

Ministry of Health

William Osler And Builder Reach Agreement To Move To Financial Close TORONTO, July 30 - The McGuinty government commends William Osler Health Centre on reaching an agreement that will allow it to proceed quickly toward financial close, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, George Smitherman, announced today. "Our government is moving decisively to meet the urgent need for a new hospital in Brampton," said Smitherman. "As a result of this agreement, the people of Brampton can be assured that their long-awaited hospital will open in 2007. It will be a hospital that the people of this community will be proud of." Smitherman sent a letter today to the Chair of the Board of the William Osler Health Centre directing the hospital and The Healthcare Infrastucture Company of Canada to move as quickly as possible to complete financial close by October 15, 2004. Construction will begin directly following financial close. The new state-of-the-art, 608-bed hospital will provide high quality health care to the community's growing population. "The public's interest was at the forefront of this agreement," said Smitherman. "The people of Brampton will benefit from a hospital that is publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable." This news release is available on our website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca Version fran├žaise disponible A plain language summary of the Project Agreement is available on the hospital's web site.For further information: Members of the media: Eva Lannon, Minister's Office, (416) 327-4320; Dan Strasbourg, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, (416) 314-6197; Members of the general public: (416) 327-4327, or (800) 268-1154