Premier McGuinty Celebrates New Windsor Health Centre
Anthony P. Toldo Health Education Centre Training New Doctors
WINDSOR -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today joined the people of Windsor at a ceremony naming Anthony P. Toldo Health Education Centre, a state-of-the-art facility helping to train new doctors and improve access to health care for local residents.
"It's an honour to join the people of Windsor to celebrate a major milestone in improving access to health care in Windsor," said Premier McGuinty. "You've built something wonderful by working together, and your efforts will contribute to Windsor's quality of life for generations to come."
"Mr. Toldo and all the contributors, faculty, students and community members deserve our congratulations and our thanks."
The health centre is named after a prominent local philanthropist and community leader, Anthony Toldo. It provides space for the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network, a program that increases access to health care in the Windsor area by allowing over 50 medical students and residents from the University of Western Ontario to complete internships in local communities.
"We need our young doctors to have the best training -- the kind this excellent facility will provide -- so they can deliver quality front-line medical care," said Premier McGuinty. "Access to family physicians remains an important priority for our government."
The Premier emphasized the need to redesign government so that the province can improve health care and other important services.
"Although our province faces a number of challenges, we're tackling them in a way that will allow us to improve the services that Ontarians need and want the most," said Premier McGuinty. "We face some difficult decisions. And the only way to make the right ones is to make these decisions together."