Community feedback wanted on future of Peel Memorial redesign
Published June 7, 2023 at 1:43 pm
Residents can have their say on the future of healthcare in Brampton and help shape the Peel Memorial upgrade project.
A new survey launched this week is giving Bramptonians a chance to give thief feedback on the design, look and function of the Peel Memorial Centre, which is slated for an upgrade with a new 24-hour emergency department, replacing the existing Urgent Care Centre at the William Osler Health System facility.
The billion-dollar overhaul will include 250 inpatient beds with space for more in the future, rehabilitation and complex continuing care services, enhanced mental health and addictions services, and additional services for seniors.
The William Osler Health System (Osler) is asking residents for input on design options like the hospital’s architecture, patient areas, and public spaces so the new hospital “truly reflects the unique needs and preferences of the Brampton community.”
“This is an exciting chapter in Osler’s history, and we want to hear what’s most important to our community members as we design the new Peel Memorial Hospital,” said Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO of Osler. “We are sincerely grateful for the continued support of the community as we transform Peel Memorial to serve this area for generations to come.”
Osler announced a planning and design team last year, selecting global firm HOK Architects Corporation for its planning, design and conformance (PDC) team.
The city’s portion of the Peel Memorial project and a new cancer centre coming to Brampton Civic Hospital will cost some $125 million, with Brampton already covering half the bill by transferring $62.5 million from capital reserves.
Healthcare in Brampton saw renewed funding commitments from the province in the months leading up to last year’s provincial election. Council has also passed a motion which will see Brampton residents pay a 1 per cent tax levy to help pay for the healthcare projects, as the city still needs to plug the remaining $62.5 million funding gap by 2027.
For more information on the Peel Memorial development project and to take the community survey visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising