TORONTO—The Ontario government is investing $5 million to expand and redevelop the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. The investment will help fund the planning for a new, state-of-the-art critical care tower.
The province is working with Sunnybrook on the early stages of the planning process, which includes identifying programming, operational and space requirements and assessing how the project can meet the health care needs of patients and families in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
The new tower will bring the hospital’s critical care units together under one roof and based on early planning, the hospital intends to add over 100 new beds so that the new tower will have a total of about 260 patient beds.
As part of the redevelopment, the hospital is also planning to modernize its existing infrastructure and enhance health services, states a release, adding this includes expanding its complex malignant hematology program to add stem cell transplant services and increasing radiation therapy so that more patients have access to cancer treatment. The redevelopment will be the starting point of future projects to renovate existing spaces, enhance more programs and services and build capacity.