Ontario Approves Major Hospital Expansion for Peel Memorial Centre
Province Opening 37 More Hospital Beds for Families in Brampton
Ontario has approved a major hospital expansion project at the Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care and reduce wait times in Brampton.
Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West, and Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale, at the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness today to announce the major expansion.
The next phase of redevelopment at Peel Memorial will add more inpatient services, including complex continuing care and rehabilitation for patients and their families.
The province is also making 37 additional beds available at the Brampton Civic Hospital this year, including six more beds announced last month. This investment is part of over 2,000 additional beds and spaces being made available across the province this year.
This support builds on recent health care investments in Brampton, including the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which opened in April and offers services to reduce wait times at nearby emergency departments such as urgent care, same-day surgeries, programs for new mothers and mental health supports.
Investing in 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.
- Ontario invested $451 million in the new Peel Memorial Centre, which opened in April to complement the services at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. It is staffed by emergency-trained physicians and staff, and is equipped with high-tech diagnostic imaging and lab services.
- Ontario is providing $140 million to make more hospital beds available across the province and enhance home care services. This investment includes $100 million for hospitals to address increased demands for care, and $40 million for post-hospital and preventative care at home.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
“Ontario is continuing to build on our investments to enhance health care services in Brampton to accommodate high population growth. We are proud to support William Osler Health System in moving forward with the second phase of the redevelopment project for the Peel Memorial site to increase bed capacity to meet the needs of the growing community. In addition, the 37 new beds coming to Brampton Civic this year will help patients access the care they need today, when and where they need it.”
“This is great news for people in our community and builds on our government’s investments to provide families with quality health care close to home.”
“I am delighted that our government is listening to concerns about health care in Brampton. Today's announcement further demonstrates our ongoing commitment to increase access to top quality health care. This investment in William Osler Health Services will help alleviate the exceptional rate of growth in patient volumes in our community.”
“This announcement by the Province is much appreciated news and begins to address the explosive growth our city has been experiencing. We welcome this decision and my Council and I are committed to working closely with the government and community partners to continue to ensure the people of Brampton have access to the care they need.”
“We greatly appreciate the government's investment in our hospitals and its commitment to ensuring this community has even greater access to the health care services it needs most. The announcement today will allow us to address the growth in patient volumes at Brampton Civic Hospital and is an investment in the future of health care in this community through the innovation of Osler's new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.”