A Busy Mississauga Hospital Has Some Brand New Features
A major Mississauga hospital recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded facility.
The province recently announced that it's taking another step toward ending hallway health care for families and patients in Peel Region by expanding facilities at Trillium Health Partners' Credit Valley Hospital.
Interestingly enough, the term hallway healthcare was coined after extensive overcrowding left thousands of patients stuck on stretchers in hallways at the nearby Brampton Civic Hospital—a hospital (and city) that has largely been overlooked by the province since the newly-elected PC government assumed power.
That said, Brampton and Mississauga patients who utilize Credit Valley will likely be pleased by the expansion.
Recently, Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, were at the hospital to celebrate the completion and grand opening of its newly-expanded facility.
“We promised the people of Ontario we would end hallway health care,” said Ford. “Today, we are delivering on that promise, and taking another important step toward making sure that everyone in Ontario has access to the high-quality care they expect and deserve.”
According to the province, the redevelopment at Credit Valley Hospital has created:
- An expanded emergency department that is now more than double its former size
- A renovated and expanded surgical and perioperative department, which includes two new operating rooms
- An expanded critical care unit that is more than double its former size, with five new beds
- A renovated and expanded diagnostic imaging department with new, state-of-the-art equipment
- A new six-bay ambulance garage.
“Redevelopment of the Credit Valley Hospital means patients and families in Mississauga will have faster access to essential services such as acute emergency care, diagnostic imaging and critical care,” said Elliott. “Projects like these create more capacity in our hospitals, bringing us one step closer to ending hallway health care, and creating a sustainable health care system.”
The province says the Credit Valley Hospital Phase 3 Priority Areas Redevelopment Project includes renovations to approximately 187,000 sq. feet of existing hospital space.
Ontario is investing an additional $90 million in 2018-19 to build 1,100 beds and spaces in hospitals and the community, including more than 640 new beds and spaces to prepare for the flu season.
The province also says it's investing more than $300 million to support the addition of 6,000 new long-term care beds -- the first wave of more than 15,000 new long-term care beds over the next five years.
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