HAMILTON, ONT. – The Ontario government has announced it is spending $20 million to upgrade Hamilton Health Sciences facilities, including planning for the redevelopment of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and the expansion of Hamilton General Hospital’s emergency department.
Including $5 million in new funding, the government has now committed $8 million to help plan the redevelopment of Juravinski Hospital. The redevelopment is planned to include a new patient care tower and add over 100 new inpatient beds at the Juravinski site, stated a recent release.
Renovations to existing infrastructure are also planned to increase capacity for ambulatory care and support programs such as general and orthopedic surgery, adult oncology, intensive care and general medicine.
The $15 million allotted to expand the emergency department at Hamilton General Hospital will help relieve space and volume pressures and provide additional space for ambulance off-loading.
“Redeveloping Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre will further expand the reach of our leading regional programs, add vital inpatient beds to the system, and modernize patient areas for our teams to provide exceptional care,” stated Rob MacIsaac, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences, in a statement.