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Improving Access To Care In Southwest York Region

McGuinty Government Supports Expansion Of Services At York Central Hospital

Richmond Hill- Ontario is supporting the expansion of services at York Central Hospital to ensure that residents of Southwest York Region can get better access to the quality care they need, close to home.

The province is providing $12.11 million in additional operating funding in 2010/2011 to help York Central Hospital provide more services following a recently completed expansion project. The investment will support increased access to services at the hospital including:

  • new and expanded 20-critical care beds
  • expanded Chemotherapy and Complex Continuing Care Services and more capacity for clinical services
  • a new and expanded 22-bed Mental Health Unit
  • a bigger and better Emergency Department that can now handle over 80,000 visits per year.

Investing in front line health care is part of the province’s Open Ontario Plan to provide more access to health care services and improve quality and accountability for patients.

QUOTES

“Having a modern hospital that delivers care closer to home is essential for the people of Southwest York Region. The funding will help the hospital with the costs of providing more services, now that the capital project is complete.

- Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

“The completion of the York Central Hospital redevelopment means that more of our residents will be receiving high quality, state-of-the art care. Today’s good news announcement ensures that our growing community has a sustainable model for health care delivery, now and in the future."

- Reza Moridi, MPP Richmond Hill

This additional funding will help York Central Hospital to improve patient access to much needed Intensive Care Unit, Chemotherapy, Mental Health, Complex Continuing Care and Emergency Department Services to better serve one of Canada’s fastest growing communities."

- Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO – York Central Hospital.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario has completed 63 major hospital redevelopment projects since October 2003.
  • There are currently more than 32 projects in the hospital sector eligible for post construction operating funding at various stages of construction with 12 expected to be completed in 2010/11.
  • Another nine hospital redevelopment projects are scheduled to begin in 2010/11.

LEARN MORE

Find out more about infrastructure projects underway in Ontario.

Find out more about York Central Hospital.

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