Helping to End Hallway Health Care in Burlington

Government of Ontario

News Release

Ontario's Government is taking another step toward ending hallway health care for families and patients in Halton Region.

The Premier, accompanied by the Deputy Premier and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as the Minister of Infrastructure, were at Joseph Brant Hospital to celebrate the completion and grand opening of its newly expanded facility.

The redevelopment of Joseph Brant Hospital has created:

  • A new seven-storey patient tower with 172 in-patient beds
  • A new emergency department
  • Two new operating rooms, bringing the total to nine
  • 36 additional surgical beds
  • 10 additional critical care beds
  • Expanded diagnostic imaging services like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs
  • A new and expanded cancer clinic
  • Expanded outpatient care programs
  • A new post-anesthetic care unit
  • A renovated neo-natal intensive care unit.

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Quick Facts

  • The Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower involved construction of a new seven-storey tower that added 425,000 square feet to the existing hospital space, creating approximately 800,000 square feet in total space.
  • Joseph Brant Hospital serves a growing community of approximately 180,000 people with over 43,000 emergency department visits and more than 13,000 inpatient admissions last year.
  • Ontario is investing an additional $90 million in 2018-19 to build 1,100 beds and spaces in hospitals and the community, including more than 640 new beds and spaces to prepare for flu season.
  • Ontario is investing more than $300 million to support the addition of 6,000 new long-term care beds — the first wave of more than 15,000 new long-term care beds over the next five years
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