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Province Putting Patients First by Improving Access to Health Care in Burlington

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Published on April 03, 2015 with No Comments

Ontario is investing up to $371.3 million to support the construction of a new seven-story tower at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital and to significantly renovate other areas of the hospital to give patients faster access to the right care.
Through this expansion, patients in Burlington will benefit from:172 additional beds in the new tower,additional beds in the Intensive Care Unit,a modern emergency department and a new main entrance,expanded diagnostic imaging services, which will provide capacity for an additional 23,745 exams per year, nine modern operating rooms and a post-anesthetic care unit with capacity for an additional 1,770 inpatient and day surgery cases,an expanded cancer clinic that can serve an additional 2,876 patient visits,expanded ambulatory care programs, such as: comprehensive women’s health, children’s health, seniors health/geriatric assessment, nutrition counselling, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart function, ophthalmology, neurology, general medicine, fracture clinic, orthopedic assessment, stroke assessment, medical day care and sexual assault clinic,an expanded and modernized laboratory to help accurately assess patients faster, a renovated Special Care Nursery for babies who need additional specialized care such as intravenous therapy or respiratory support.
“Today marks an important milestone in the redevelopment and expansion project of Joseph Brant Hospital. Once completed, the brand new patient tower and renovations to the existing hospital will ensure patients in Burlington have improved access to a number of high-quality services closer to home,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Construction at Joseph Brant Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018.
“Monday’s ground-breaking at Joseph Brant Hospital is great news for the people of Halton! Getting shovels in the ground brings us one step closer to completing this vital health care expansion. The residents of Burlington and Halton will soon have improved local access to high quality health care,” said Indira Naidoo-Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Health & Long Term Care and Halton, MPP


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