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$1.2B Toronto hospital to merge nature, health care

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$1.2B Toronto hospital to merge nature, health care

TORONTO — West Park Healthcare Centre recently broke ground on a new $1.2 billion, six-storey hospital overlooking the Humber River valley in Toronto.

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare has been awarded the fixed-price contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new hospital. The contract includes facility maintenance payments over 30 years, indicates a release issued by the centre.

Scheduled to open in 2023, the new facility will feature 80 per cent of the beds being in single-patient rooms and a significant increase in outpatient care space to serve double the current patient volume.

The West Park development will amplify the role of the 27-acre campus’ natural surroundings through terraces on every floor, outdoor therapeutic spaces as well as numerous trails and gardens, states the release.

“The new West Park Healthcare Centre is an important project that will support patients and families in Toronto by providing access to therapeutic spaces for generations to come,” said Christine Elliott, minister of health and long-term care, in a statement. “This unique hospital will offer specialized rehabilitative and complex care while focusing on bringing peace of mind to patients rehabilitating from a life-altering illness or injury.”

The West Park Foundation has launched the $80 million Get Your Life Back Campaign to support the capital costs of the new hospital. Phase 1 of the campaign will raise $50 million by 2023, with the foundation providing an additional $30 million dollars in support to the new hospital over the next 30 years, states the release. To date, more than $21 million has been raised, representing 42 per cent of the Phase 1 goal.

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