FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Mississauga, ON): Minister of Government Services and Mississauga Erindale MPP, Harinder Takhar today announced $3 million as a capital planning grant for the Phase III Capital Project Priority Areas at The Credit Valley Hospital.
The grant forms part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s overall contribution for future implementation at the hospital. The Phase III priority areas project involves restructuring and renovations for the onsite ambulatory day surgery centre, critical care, a reprocessing and post anaesthetic care unit upgrade and emergency diagnostic imaging. Phase III is part of a multi-phased project at Credit Valley to support acute care services for the residents in the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network.
Minister Takhar also acknowledged planning and design funding of up to $1.6 million to support The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre with planning for the Mississauga Academy of Medicine. Both hospitals will provide training for 54 medical students in each of four years of the medical education program as well as 60 post graduate students each year. The University of Toronto’s Mississauga Academy of Medicine will open in September 2011.
Hospital president and CEO Michelle DiEmanuele said that according to a recent study conducted by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network our hospital is in need of expanded surgical and critical care capacity to meet the most urgent needs of our community. This grant is an important next step in meeting those needs.”
Joanne Rogers, chair of the Board of Directors, thanked the LHIN and Government for recognizing the health care needs of the community. She said “These changes are consistent with the hospital’s recently released strategy which called for this investment.”
The Credit Valley Hospital has been implementing its new strategic plan which calls for both a realignment of existing services as well as an investment in new services such as surgery, critical care and paediatrics.
DiEmanuele said, “We are grateful to our Health Minister Deb Matthews and our local representatives for their commitment to our patients.”
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Wendy Johnson ABC APR
Chief, Communication and Public Affairs
The Credit Valley Hospital
Email: wjohnson AT cvh DOT on DOT ca