Ontario Investing $358 Million in New Infrastructure at Etobicoke General Hospital
Province Improving Access to Health Care in the Greater Toronto Area
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.
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 health care 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.
- The request for proposal for the new patient tower closed on November 19, 2015 and Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership was announced as the Preferred Proponent on March 22, 2016.
- At the peak period during construction, more than 300 workers are expected to be on site daily at this project.
- The 2016-17 Budget also includes over $7.6 million in operating funding for William Osler Health System, which includes Etobicoke General Hospital.
- Across the province, approximately 35 major hospital projects are under construction or in various stages of planning.
“Today marks an important milestone in the redevelopment of Etobicoke General Hospital. Once the project is completed, the new patient tower will provide patients in the GTA with better access to crucial health care services, close to home.”
“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. 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.”
Matthew Anderson, President and CEO
“This is an exciting time for North Etobicoke as we officially break ground on Etobicoke General Hospital’s transformational expansion and renovation project. With new, state-of-the-art spaces created through this project, it means that Osler can ensure this community has greater access to the services they rely on most, like emergency, critical care and women’s and children’s care.”
John Davies, Chair
“Our government’s support for the William Osler’s Health System’s new four storey wing will help ensure patients in Etobicoke continue to receive quality health care services close to home.”
“Health care is one of the most important issues for my constituents in Etobicoke Centre. One of my top priorities has been ensuring that the Government of Ontario delivers consistent, quality, and accessible health care to our community. That’s why I have been advocating and working alongside our government on the expansion of Etobicoke General Hospital and why I am thrilled that construction has begun. The expansion of Etobicoke General will mean greater access to quality health care in our region and for my constituents in Etobicoke Centre.”