Ontario is increasing access to high-quality care for patients and families by expanding space for surgeries and post-operative care offered at University Health Network's Toronto Western Hospital site.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was at the hospital to announce the redevelopment project.
The expansion will address the growing demand for care by increasing operating room capacity and redeveloping the space for both pre-operative services and post-operative care. As the hospital uses state-of-the-art technology to conduct research and offer pioneering treatments, the project will also modernize existing infrastructure to be able to adapt to changing technology.
Toronto Western Hospital offers a wide range of surgeries, including transplant, cancer, eye, spine, head and neck, musculoskeletal, general and plastic. The hospital also houses Ontario's largest neurosurgical program providing care for patients with highly complex conditions. The surgeons at Toronto Western Hospital are well known for their advanced training in their specialties and perform some of the most technically difficult procedures in the world.
- Toronto Western Hospital’s Sprott Department of Surgery is one of the largest surgical programs in Canada, performing more than 25,000 operations annually in 39 staffed operating rooms.
- In October, Ontario announced funding for over 2,000 additional beds and spaces across the province this year. This investment includes 20 additional beds for University Health Network to provide access to care and reduce wait times, whether in hospital, at home or in the community.
- Ontario is making the largest investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014-15. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.