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April 19, 2015

Ontario grants $316m fund for expansion project of St Michael’s Hospital

Canada's Ontario province is providing $316m to support the expansion of St Michael's Hospital, in a bid to offer better critical care services for patients.

By Ranjith Dharma

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Canada’s Ontario province is providing $316m to support the expansion of St Michael’s Hospital, in a bid to offer better critical care services for patients.

Established in 1892, St Michael’s Hospital is a teaching hospital and medical centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Bondfield Construction received a contract from Infrastructure Ontario and St Michael’s Hospital to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project. Construction on the project is expected to be completed in 2019.

Ontario health and long-term care minister Dr Eric Hoskins said: "Today’s announcement marks an important step in the future of St Michael’s Hospital. Construction has now begun on a major redevelopment that will result in a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will be a leading critical care hospital setting.

"The government granted the fund to redevelop the hospital to provide patients with better access to different critical services, including cardiac care, cancer care and surgeries."

"The project will help transform patient care at the hospital. This is another example of our government’s commitment to providing Ontarians with better access to services that are closer to home."

The government granted the fund to redevelop the hospital to provide patients with better access to different critical services, including cardiac care, cancer care and surgeries.

Under the expansion project, the new 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower will be developed, in addition to the renovation of 150,000ft² of existing space, allowing the facility to fulfil its mandate as a regional trauma centre.

The project will also comprise a new three-story structure to replace the 100-year-old Shuter Wing and five new operating rooms that will integrate modern imaging equipment such as MRIs, CT scanners and X-rays.

It will add new inpatient and intensive care units for orthopaedic surgery, oncology, coronary care and respirology and an expanded emergency department to improve accessibility and safety.


Image: St Michael’s Hospital on Queen Street East, Toronto. Photo: courtesy of Secondarywaltz.

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