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Ontario approves expansion of Peel Memorial Centre

By ReNew Canada 09:07AM November 10, 2017

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Ontario has approved the next phase of redevelopment at the Peel Memorial Centre, which will add more inpatient services, including complex continuing care and rehabilitation for patients and their families.

The province is also making 37 additional beds available at the Brampton Civic Hospital this year, including six more beds announced last month. This investment is part of over 2,000 additional beds and spaces being made available across the province this year.

“We are proud to support William Osler Health System in moving forward with the second phase of the redevelopment project for the Peel Memorial site to increase bed capacity to meet the needs of the growing community,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, minister of health and long-term care. “In addition, the 37 new beds coming to Brampton Civic this year will help patients access the care they need today, when and where they need it.”

This support builds on recent health care investments in Brampton, including the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which opened in April and offers services to reduce wait times at nearby emergency departments such as urgent care, same-day surgeries, programs for new mothers and mental health supports.

“The announcement today will allow us to address the growth in patient volumes at Brampton Civic Hospital and is an investment in the future of health care in this community through the innovation of Osler’s new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness,” said Vanita Varma, board chair for the William Osler Health System.

Ontario is providing $140 million to make more hospital beds available across the province and enhance home care services. This investment includes $100 million for hospitals to address increased demands for care, and $40 million for post-hospital and preventative care at home.

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