The Ontario government is making the largest single hospital infrastructure investment in Ontario history by making a multi billion dollar investment to build a new, state of the art Mississauga Hospital and expanding Queensway Health Centre, both of which are part of Trillium Health Partners.
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Over the next 20 years, the demand for health care services offered by Trillium Health Partners is expected to increase by nearly seven times more than the average hospital in Ontario as the Peel and Etobicoke communities continue to grow.
In anticipation of this growth, the Ontario government’s investment will add over 600 more hospital beds and expand services to improve access to care and reduce wait times for patients in Peel Region, Etobicoke and surrounding communities.
“This investment represents the largest hospital renewal plan in Ontario’s history,” said Premier Doug Ford.
“This pandemic has reminded us of the importance of having ready access to hospital beds when they’re needed most. Our government will never waver in our efforts to protect our progress by delivering modern hospitals with more beds to meet the needs of our growing communities today and for generations to come.”
The new, fully redeveloped Mississauga Hospital is anticipated to include one of the largest emergency departments in Ontario, increase the number of operating rooms and add over 350 additional new beds.
The redevelopment plans also include a new inpatient care tower at the Queensway Health Centre to centralize complex continuing care and rehabilitation services for patients, while also adding over 150 new beds.
These important hospital infrastructure projects will help meet the health care needs patients and families in Peel Region, Etobicoke and the surrounding areas by reducing wait times and providing a safe and comfortable environment for patients to receive high quality care.
The 2021 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy, outlined a total of $1.8 billion in additional investments for hospitals in 2021 22, bringing the total additional investment in hospitals since the start of the pandemic to over $5.1 billion.
This includes an increase of $778 million in funding to meet current and future demands for services, and ensures all publicly funded hospitals will receive a minimum 1 per cent increase to help them keep pace with patient needs and to increase access to high quality care for patients and families across Ontario. ■