MISSISSAUGA –The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services and MPP for Mississauga-Erindale, and Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, today joined hospital staff, municipal officials and community members to celebrate the official opening of The Credit Valley Hospital's Phase II capital project in Mississauga.
The ribbon cutting ceremony to open the hospital's new A and H wings was led by former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who officially opened The Credit Valley Hospital in 1986.
The new wings add 270,000 square feet of space to the hospital. An additional 70,000 square feet of existing space were also renovated during the expansion project. The new four-storey inpatient unit (A wing) and two-storey patient care wing (H wing) will enhance the community's access to health care services by increasing the hospital's capacity from 382 to 471 beds and doubling the number of labour and delivery rooms from seven to 15, while providing additional room for future growth. The hospital's Phase II capital project has led to the creation of 170 new full-time equivalent staff positions as of April 2011.
Bondfield Construction was selected to build and finance the hospital redevelopment project and began construction of the new facilities in June 2008. The project reached substantial completion in March 2011, three months ahead of schedule and under its $162.8 million construction budget. At the peak of construction, more than 150 construction workers were on-site daily.
Select clinical areas and services have been turned over for occupancy as they reached completion during the past year. These services included expanded laboratory services and genetics counselling, endoscopy clinic, inpatient rehabilitation and mental health care areas. The final milestone of the project was the opening of the Erin Mills Regional Women's and Children's Health Centre, which took place in May 2011. The centre houses a comprehensive range of programs including: expanded birthing suite, mother and baby unit, an advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the regional paediatrics program, which includes the largest paediatric oncology satellite program in Ontario outside of the Hospital for Sick Children. Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care worked with The Credit Valley Hospital and Bondfield Construction to manage the construction of the facilities, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management; and providing the public sector and not-forprofit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Chief, Communication and Public Affairs
The Credit Valley Hospital
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Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Congratulations to everyone at The Credit Valley Hospital for reaching this important and exciting milestone. This new addition will improve access to quality care for patients and will serve the Mississauga community for years to come, while creating jobs in Ontario."
Honourable Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga-Erindale
"These new facilities will serve the residents of Mississauga, Peel and Halton for many years to
come and ensure that everyone in these communities will have continued access to high quality health care."
Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville
"Moms expecting children are pleased with the doubling of the maternity suite. Western Mississauga families can know that their elderly family members will receive care close to home. I am proud to have played a part in bringing resources of the Province home to Mississauga, to Credit Valley Hospital."
Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South
"The opening of the new wings at Credit Valley Hospital ensures that Peel and Halton residents will continue to receive strong and quality health care closer to their homes. This is great news for our community."
Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital
"We are tremendously proud and excited today to celebrate the opening of our improved facilities and beautiful new hospital wings, which include the Erin Mills Regional Women's and Children's Health Centre. For our patients, their families and our entire community, this expansion enhances our ability to provide excellent, quality care close to home."