As part of the provincial government’s initiative to add over 2,000 hospital beds across the province this 2017, Ontario gave the green light to a major hospital expansion project at the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, minister of health and long-term care, made the formal announcement at the centre on Nov. 9. He was joined by Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West and Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale.
“We are proud to support William Osler Health System’s next steps in planning the second phase of redeveloping the Peel Memorial site to increase bed capacity to meet the needs of the growing community,” said Hoskins.
Investing in hospitals throughout the province is a part of Ontario’s initiative to promote fairness and opportunity during a period of economic change. The province has allocated $140 million to increase patient capacity as well as enhance home care services. The budget includes $100 million for hospital development to address increasing demands for healthcare, and $40 million for post-hospital and preventive care at home.