Peel Region asked to share cost of new Brampton hospital

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Published November 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm

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Representatives from the William Osler Health System (Osler) have asked the City to contributed $125 million towards turning the Peel Memorial Centre into a second hospital in Brampton.

During a meeting on November 3, representatives from Osler confirmed Brampton would be responsible for raising 10 per cent of the total cost, which amounts to $125 million, and aligns with what the hospital originally estimated in October.

During a Peel Regional Council meeting on Thursday (November 11), Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor for Wards 7 and 8, will introduce a motion, supported by Mayor Patrick Brown and Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor for Wards 3 and 4, proposing the Region cover 50 per cent of Brampton’s local share.

This would amount to a contribution of $62.5 million from the Region.

The motion specifies other recent hospital builds in Ontario, including in Windsor and Vaughan, where the City and Region have split the cost of the local share required to fund the construction.

The new hospital will be between six and seven storeys tall, with 250 beds, including single-patient rooms, and it will have room to expand. It will also have a 24-hour emergency department that will be open seven days per week.

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