Access To Patient Care Services Improved In Brampton
McGuinty Government Provides Additional Operating Funding To William Osler Health Centre
Ontario is further investing in the Brampton Civic Hospital so that patients have improved access to hospital services following the completion of the new hospital.
The McGuinty government is providing additional operating funding of $14.3 million to William Osler Health Centre to support increased patient care services at the hospital.
Since the hospital opened in October 2007, the government has provided more than $90 million in post-construction operating funding. The money has helped the hospital increase surgery volumes, provide additional obstetric services and added 15 intensive care and 12 neonatal beds.
- Ontario is investing a total of $133.5 million in post-construction operating funding to 24 hospitals in 2008/09.
- William Osler received base funding of $364,572,084 in 2008/09, a total increase of $119,789,884, or 48.9%, since 2003.
“Our government continues to work with William Osler Health Centre as it increases program and service volumes at the new Brampton Civic Hospital to meet community service needs. Services at the new hospital will continue to grow as will its impact on the people living in the community.”
“Today’s investment ensures that funding for Brampton Civic Hospital better reflects the current demand for services and will put us in a stronger position to meet the growing health care needs of the residents of Brampton and surrounding communities. With the government’s continued support, the Brampton area will continue to have one of the finest hospitals in Ontario.”
“We are pleased the government is providing the funding necessary to ensure that the Brampton Civic Hospital can offer the services required to meet the needs of the community.”
Mimi Lowi Young
“This additional funding for Brampton Civic is another sign our government is committed to quality health care in our community. The new money will help this hospital continue to expand services and ensure more people get access to the care they need, when they need it.”