Balanced budget = health care investment
Two major redevelopment and expansion projects at the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre are among the highlights of the 2017-18 Ontario Budget. The Province announced the plan to replace an aging section of the hospital at Hurontario and Queensway on May 1. The new and expanded facility will add more than 500 new hospital beds and replace more than 500 existing beds. The redevelopment plan includes a new acute care tower at the Mississauga Hospital, and new post-acute complex at the Queensway Health Centre. The proposed projects will also free up a significant amount of capacity at the Credit Valley Hospital site.
Trillium Health Partners will continue to address capacity challenges due to growing demand for health care services and aging infrastructure. The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network and other health service providers are developing new innovative care models to increase
capacity including; the development of a Seniors’ Health Campus, expanding bundled care programs, and a partnership with Runnymede Health Care.
Trillium Health Partners is among the busiest hospitals in Canada. It has more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. The Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centre see 273,000 visits per year. The hospital’s campuses perform more than 60,000 surgeries per year, more than any other hospital in Ontario. Each year, some 8,000 babies are delivered at Trillium Health Partners.
Highlights of the Ontario Budget’s 2017-18 capital plans for Trillium Health Partners include:
- New Mississauga Hospital
- New acute care tower;
- New emergency department, surgical operating rooms, diagnostic imaging.
- New Queensway Health Centre
- New rehabilitation and complex continuing care beds;
- Renovation and expansion of Urgent Care Centre and ambulatory services.
- Credit Valley Hospital
- Relocation of post-acute beds to new Queensway Health Centre site will allow expansion of more acute beds to serve our growing needs.
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Said Trillium Health Partners President Michelle DiEmanuele, “Today is an exciting day for Trillium Health Partners and our community. I want to thank the Province for working in partnership with our hospital on this much needed investment in our future. While there is much work ahead, today our community can celebrate this important investment and the government’s acknowledgement of Trillium Health Partners as one of the most efficient, innovative and trusted hospitals in Ontario, as we continue to build on our mission to create a new kind of health care, for a healthier community.”