Minister Harinder Takhar, MPP, Mississauga-Erindale, was at The Credit Valley Hospital this morning to make a major funding announcement. On behalf of the provincial government, Minister Takhar announced capital funding that will enable Credit Valley to complete the essential expansion and renovation of clinical priority areas at the hospital. This capital funding will support our two top priorities for redevelopment:
Critical Care and the Surgical Suite; and,
Emergency Department and Clinical Support Services.
The hospital’s surgical services, critical care, emergency and related clinical support services operate in 25-year-old space that lacks the capacity, size and configuration to meet the current needs of our community.
In the face of increasing demands posed by a growing and aging population with increasingly complex needs, coupled with a strain on resources, this funding represents a critical step towards our ability to continue to deliver safe, quality and patient-centred hospital care.
Today’s funding announcement represents the government of Ontario’s support for health care delivery at Credit Valley, and signals a significant opportunity for this organization, and for the residents of this community
(L-R, back row: Bart Wassmansdorf, The Credit Valley Hospital Board of Directors, Michelle Darling, Chair, The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors. Front row: Minister Takhar, MPP, Mississauga-Erindale, Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital and Bob Delaney, MPP, Mississauga-Streetsville.)
- Ontario has invested in over 100 major hospital capital projects since 2003. This includes 18 brand new hospitals that are either completed or in development.
- The McGuinty government will be investing more than $35 billion in hospitals, public transit, schools, highways and other projects over the next three years as part of the Building Together infrastructure plan.
THE CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL
- The level 3 Critical Care Unit provides monitoring and treatment of medical and surgical patients with life-threatening illness. The expansion will create a state-of-the-art unit. The capacity of the unit will expand from 16 beds to 24 beds and from the current 8,715 square feet to 16,687 square feet.
- The surgical suite provides adult and paediatric surgical services. It includes operating rooms, the post-anaesthetic care unit and the day surgery unit. The expanded surgical suite will include five new operating rooms, as well as expanded recovery areas for both inpatient surgery and day surgery. The space will expand from the current 19,295 square feet to 39,995 square feet.
- The Emergency Department, one of the busiest in the province with more than 87,000 visits last year, will expand from 16,990 square feet to 28,616 square feet. In addition, space for clinical support services such as Diagnostic Imaging, will be expanded. The redevelopment of the Emergency Department will ensure more efficient flow of patients and enhance our quality of care.