Ontario has approved a major hospital expansion project at the Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care and reduce wait times in Brampton.
Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West, and Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale, at the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness today to announce the major expansion.
The next phase of redevelopment at Peel Memorial will add more inpatient services, including complex continuing care and rehabilitation for patients and their families.
The province is also making 37 additional beds available at the Brampton Civic Hospital this year, including six more beds announced last month. This investment is part of over 2,000 additional beds and spaces being made available across the province this year.
This support builds on recent health care investments in Brampton, including the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which opened in April and offers services to reduce wait times at nearby emergency departments such as urgent care, same-day surgeries, programs for new mothers and mental health supports.
Investing in hospitals is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Ontario is continuing to build on our investments to enhance health care services in Brampton to accommodate high population growth. 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. In addition, the 37 new beds coming to Brampton Civic this year will help patients access the care they need today, when and where they need it.”
“This is great news for people in our community and builds on our government’s investments to provide families with quality health care close to home.”