TORONTO — The Ontario government is supporting the major redevelopment of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto by investing $27 billion over 10 years.
Once complete, the project will include a new patient tower and renovations to the existing facility which aim to expand integrated health care services and reduce wait times.
The funding will start with an initial investment of up to $5 million to fund early planning. The health centre is part of Unity Health Toronto.
The new infrastructure will allow access to new and emerging technologies including construction of a new clinical services tower; infrastructure upgrades to existing hospital facilities; a new and expanded emergency department; expanded medical and surgical inpatient programs; adult, child and adolescent mental health programs; and outpatient procedures unit and clinics.
The Ministry of Health will work with Unity Health Toronto to develop a budget for the redevelopment of the St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
“As part of our plan to end hallway health care, our government is building much-needed capacity by investing in major hospital infrastructure projects like the redevelopment of St. Joseph’s Health Centre,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott, in a statement.
“This project will reduce wait times and help more patients and families in southwest Toronto and beyond access the coordinated care they need in a modern, state-of-the art facility.”