Commitment made, commitment kept!
Visiting with our residents in Lisgar, Meadowvale and Streetsville in 2007, after speaking with our doctors, who made a strong case for what we then called an ambulatory surgery centre, I asked for a fresh mandate from our residents to get precisely such a medical facility added to Credit Valley Hospital. The project was announced in 2011. Construction has been under way for about two years, and is now approaching completion.
Credit Valley Hospital is now a part of the three-hospital Trillium Health Partners. The merger was proposed by the boards of the three hospitals at Credit Valley, Queensway and Sherway Gardens, and approved by the Province. The scope of the project expanded between approval and when the project went to tender. It is now known as Phase Three at Credit Valley Hospital. I toured it recently, as it rapidly approaches completion.
The Emergency Department is Phase Three’s most prominent change. It will be more than double its current size, and once again be state-of-the-art. There will also be a new, much larger, and completely enclosed ambulance bay, allowing for patient transfer in an indoor, heated environment during our long, Canadian cold periods. Among other additions and upgrades:
- A new, 24-bed recovery room, with increased privacy;
- Diagnostic imaging is expanded, with some existing equipment upgraded or replaced;
- Co-locating the CT scan and angiography areas for easier access;
- Ten new private rooms (for a total of 29), allowing for better privacy and infection control.
See more at the Trillium Health Partners web site. Phase Three is a local community commitment heard, made and delivered. In full, and on-time. Again.