Peel Memorial Centre in Brampton being upgraded to full hospital
Published October 4, 2021 at 11:06 am
Brampton is getting another hospital.
During Monday’s (October 4) Speech from the Throne, Ontario Lieutenant Governor, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, announced the Province would be transforming Peel Memorial Centre from a day clinic into a full hospital.
“These historic investments will also bring a new hospital to Peel Region in Brampton, as your government addresses years of neglect by transforming Peel Memorial Centre from a day clinic into a state-of-the-art, 24-hour facility,” she said.
According to the latest available data, as of 2020, the city of Brampton has a population of 713,463, yet residents only have access to one full hospital—Brampton Civic Hospital.
As a result, based on current provincial guidelines, Brampton residents are getting roughly half the provincial average of hospital care for patients.
Construction is planned to begin in 2023. However, there is currently no estimation for when this project will be complete.
Historically, new hospitals can take up to 10 years to be completed while the planning and funding process takes place. Although, because this project will involve updating an existing facility, rather than building one from scratch, it will likely expedite the process.
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