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Upgrading Etobicoke General Hospital

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Upgrading Etobicoke General Hospital

Improvements Will Modernize Hospital and Help Patients Get the Care They Need

Ministry of Health

Ontario is making new upgrades to William Osler Health System's Etobicoke General Hospital to improve patient care and better serve the community of northwest Toronto. 

The new improvements include:

  • Upgrading the nurse call system in the inpatient tower to ensure nursing and professional staff can receive patient calls faster and more directly.
  • Removing asbestos to further improve the safety of staff and patients.
  • Providing $19 million to support the construction of a new four-storey tower that will house the hospital's emergency department, critical care services, maternal child services and ambulatory services -- expected to be completed in 2018/19.

This work builds on $7 million in recently completed upgrades, including repairs and replacement of air handling units, the addition of a new MRI cooling unit, and replacement of plumbing and electrical systems.

Upgrading Etobicoke General Hospital supports Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care by ensuring patients get the right care, at the right time and in the right place. It is also part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow by focusing on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.

Quick Facts

  • Etobicoke General Hospital first opened in 1972, and serves the communities of Vaughan, Bolton, Caledon, and northwest Toronto.
  • 2,600 babies are born at the hospital each year.
  • 70,000 Emergency Room visits are handled at the hospital annually.

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“I would like to thank the dedicated people at Etobicoke General for their hard work providing quality care to patients day in and day out. These critical improvements will ensure that it can continue to provide patients with safe, high quality care.”

Deb Matthews

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“By investing in the redevelopment of the Etobicoke General Hospital our government is making bold strides to improve health care quality and service for patients in northwest Toronto.”

Dr. Shafiq Qaadri

MPP Etobicoke North

“The renewal and expansion of Etobicoke General will play a significant role in helping provide greater access to the services that this community needs most. We have already made tremendous progress in our redevelopment journey, thanks to a strong partnership between Osler, the government, and our community. This is an exciting time for health care in this area, and the best is certainly yet to come for residents in North Etobicoke and the surrounding communities.”

Matthew Anderson

President and CEO, William Osler Health System

“Every day for more than 40 years, this community has believed in the future of Etobicoke General and this vision and commitment continues to provide for us today, as we save and change lives,” said Kulvir Singh Gill, Chair, William Osler Health System Foundation. “Each one of us has a significant role to play in transforming health care for this community. It begins with supporting the infrastructure changes at Etobicoke General, and supporting its ongoing equipment needs. It continues by investing in the future through the new wing, and beyond.”

Kulvir Singh Gill

Chair, William Osler Health System Foundation

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