Patients and families in growing communities like Uxbridge are receiving care in facilities with aging infrastructure and not enough capacity to meet growing demands. That's why Ontario is investing in hospital infrastructure projects in communities across the province to add more beds and help end hallway health care.
Today theDeputy Premier and Minister of Health, was joined by the President of the Treasury Board and MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge, to announce that Ontario is investing up to $500,000 to support Markham Stouffville Hospital with early capital planning for the proposed major redevelopment of its Uxbridge site.
The proposed project includes the construction of a new, modern hospital facility on the existing Uxbridge site to replace the current aged building. It may also include expanding specialized outpatient clinics and the creation of a community health hub with long-term care services to support patient-centred, integrated health care programs.
This project is part of the government's commitment to invest $27 billion over the next 10 years in hospital infrastructure projects across Ontario, adding 3,000 new hospital beds.