Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Ontario Improving Access to Care with Major Expansion of Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON – Dec 4, 2017
Ontario is increasing access to high-quality care for patients and families by expanding space for surgeries and post-operative care offered at University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital site.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at the hospital today to announce the redevelopment project.
The expansion will address the growing demand for care by increasing operating room capacity and redeveloping the space for both pre-operative services and post-operative care. As the hospital uses state-of-the-art technology to conduct research and offer pioneering treatments, the project will also modernize existing infrastructure to be able to adapt to changing technology.
Toronto Western Hospital offers a wide range of surgeries, including transplant, cancer, eye, spine, head and neck, musculoskeletal, general and plastic. The hospital also houses Ontario’s largest neurosurgical program providing care for patients with highly complex conditions. The surgeons at Toronto Western Hospital are well known for their advanced training in their specialties and perform some of the most technically difficult procedures in the world.
Building and expanding hospitals is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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