McGuinty Government Getting Results For Patients In The GTA
Trillium Health Centre's Expansions Mean Faster Access To Care, Better Quality Of Life For Ontario Families
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today announced that the government is speeding up access to health care for people in Etobicoke and Mississauga by supporting the expansion of the Trillium Health Centre.
"Ontarians deserve the best quality health care when and where they need it," said Premier McGuinty. "By expanding Trillium Health Centre, more patients will get faster access to high-quality care -- and that's a result that really matters to families in the GTA."
Premier McGuinty joined hospital staff, community members and local officials to kick off construction at Trillium's Mississauga location.
The government is supporting expansion projects at Trillium's Mississauga and West Toronto sites. The total cost of the redevelopment is $146.4 million.
The new wing of Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga will include expanded cardiac care services, intensive care and coronary beds, as well as diagnostic and support services.
The Trillium Health Centre-West Toronto project includes expansion of ambulatory surgical care facilities, redevelopment and expansion of the Urgent Care Centre, creation of a cancer detection and treatment facility, creation of healing gardens and expansion of a new south entrance.
Trillium Health Centre's redevelopment will help to improve health care by increasing access to cardiac catheterizations and cardiac surgeries.
Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten and Mississauga MPPs Harinder Takhar, Peter Fonseca and Bob Delaney joined Premier McGuinty for today's announcement, along with Trillium President and CEO Janet Davidson.
"The expansion and redevelopment of Trillium Health Centre will create innovative, new healing spaces that will help staff to provide the patient-centred care our community needs and deserves," said Davidson. "I want to thank the Ontario government, our community, donors, partners and each member of the Trillium team for their support and commitment to transforming the health care experience."
Modernizing hospitals is the latest way the McGuinty government is working with Ontarians to get results in health care. Other initiatives in Mississauga include:
- Funding 10 new nursing positions at Trillium and 41 at Credit Valley
- Supporting more than 56,000 additional medical procedures in five key areas (cancer surgery, cardiac procedures, hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery and MRI and CT scans) since 2004
- Creating two Family Health Teams consisting of nurses, doctors and other health care professionals to improve access to primary care.
"For the last four years, we've been working together to strengthen health care and get results for the people of this province," said Premier McGuinty. "When I look at how far we've come, I know there's no limit to what we can achieve when we work and dream and build, together."