New Birchmount Hospital

$1 Billion Investment

Scarborough-Agincourt, April 14, 2022 – MPP Babikian joined the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Health, Minister Seniors and Accessibility, MPP Vijay Thanigasalam, MPP Christina Mitas, and CEO Elizabeth Buller of the Scarborough Health Network to make a major historic announcement to build a new hospital at the current site of the Birchmount (Grace) Hospital. In 2019, the government invested $500,000 to help Scarborough Health Network plan the redevelopment of the emergency department of the Birchmount Hospital.

Throughout the planning process, it became clear that more than a new emergency department was needed to continue to provide the care patients and families in Scarborough and the surrounding communities need. Building on the work done to date, the government is investing an additional $3 million to plan a new Birchmount Hospital. The investment is a key part of Scarborough Health Network’s broader plan to transform health care in the region. The network plans to build a new hospital by making major renovations to the existing facility and building a new infrastructure over the course of phased billion-dollar redevelopment. Planning is underway to build a new, state-of-the-art in-patient tower with more than 200 new beds, 14 new operating rooms, and additional space to support future growth. Once completed, the Birchmount Hospital will have over 450 beds, nearly doubling the current capacity.

Health care services at the hospital are also planned to be expanded as part of the redevelopment, including critical and emergency care, mental health and addictions care, and stroke and rehabilitation care. With these enhanced services, Scarborough Health Network will be able to provide high-quality care to patients for generations to come.

The Premier stated “We will be investing over $1 billion dollars in a number of significant projects across the Scarborough Health Network. This investment will support the building of a new hospital, right here at Birchmount.”

The Premier concluded “it will also expand emergency care services at the Centenary Hospital…fund a new chronic kidney disease program at Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre… [others] refused to make the investments needed to keep pace with Scarborough’s growth… They talked…did studies…asked for report after report. The result was delay after delay…as the people of Scarborough waited.”

MPP Babikian stated: “I am proud and humbled to be able to participate in this historic announcement. For far too long, Scarborough-Agincourt has been ignored. Not anymore. After 15 years of neglect, broken promises, dilapidated infrastructure, and lip service, we are delivering what the people of ScarboroughAgincourt have been asking for years. I am delivering on my commitment to better serve the people of Scarborough-Agincourt and Scarborough at-large. Today is a landmark day for our residents. The wait is over. A new dawn is shining on Scarborough-Agincourt. I am honoured to represent the great community of Scarborough-Agincourt. I will leave no stone unturned to continue to improve the quality of life for the residents of Scarborough-Agincourt and make it a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre

In addition to the new hospital announcement, a new chronic kidney disease program at Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre in Scarborough-Agincourt was also announced. The Scarborough Health Network has the largest nephrology program in Ontario and provides care for more than 6,000 patients every year. To help the network continue to provide high-quality care and meet the growing demand for dialysis treatment in Scarborough, the government has invested $500,000 to support the planning and construction of a new chronic kidney disease facility that will be located in the new Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre community hub. The new facility will expand the network’s hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease programs and bring services together under one roof to make it easier and more convenient for patients to access lifesaving treatment.

Furthermore, to build a stronger, more resilient health care system in Scarborough, the Scarborough General Diagnostic Imaging Project and the Centenary Emergency Department Expansion will receive much-needed funding to improve the quality of care for the residents. “Our government is looking at every part of our health care system to improve access to care for patients and bolster the incredible work of our local hospitals,” said Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Every project at Scarborough Health Network will help meet the health care needs of families in the growing Scarborough community and put an end to hallway health care.”

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省府投資10億元

興建全新Birchmount醫院

士嘉堡-愛靜閣,2022 年 4 月 14 日 – 省議員 白必勤 Aris Babikian聯同安省省長、衛生廳廳長、耆老及殘障事務廳長趙成俊、省議員 Vijay Thanigasalam、省議員 Christina Mitas和 士嘉堡醫療網絡行政總裁 Elizabeth Buller 發表了一項歷史性公佈: 在 Birchmount (Grace) Hospital 的現址興建一座全新的醫院(Birchmount Hospital)。

 2019 年,省政府斥資50萬元給予士嘉堡醫療網絡規劃 Birchmount 醫院改善及重建急診科。規劃過程中明確顯示,要為士嘉堡及週邊社區病患者及家庭繼續提供所需護理服務,士嘉堡需要的不僅是一個新的急症室系統。

在迄今已完成的工作基礎上,政府將額外斥資 300 萬元規劃一座新的 Birchmount 醫院。 這項投資,是士嘉堡醫療網絡全面提升地區醫療護理服務計劃的關鍵部分。士嘉堡醫療網絡計劃建造一家新醫院,當中包括翻新現有醫療設施,並在分階段進行的數十億元重建工程中,設計和打造全新的基建設施。

作為第一階段的一部分,正在計劃建造的一座綜合醫院大樓,將結合最先進的高科技設施,擁有200 多張新床位、14 間新手術室和更多閑置空間作未來發展之用。整個項目完工後,Birchmount 醫院將可以容納超過450張床位,是目前容量的接近兩倍。

作為重建的一部分,醫院的醫療保健服務也計劃擴大,包括重症和急診護理、精神健康和濫藥成癮護理,以及中風和康復護理。 有了這些高質量服務,士嘉堡醫療網絡將能確保士嘉堡區居民不論現在還是可見的將來,都能享受優質醫療服務。

省長對省議員白必勤的堅持表示讚賞,他說:“謝謝白必勤省議員您的介紹……您一直在為士嘉堡-愛靜閣的人民爭取,這是我們今天在這裡的一個重要原因。”

他補充說:“我們將在士嘉堡醫療網絡的多個重要項目上投資超過 10 億元。 這筆投資將支持在 Birchmount 建造一家新醫院。”

 

省長總結表示:“士嘉堡醫療網絡還將擴大兆康醫院(Centenary Hospital)的急症室護理服務...... 資助在 Bridletowne 社區中心興建一個全新的腎病治療設施......長期以來,其他人拒絕回應士嘉堡的迅速增長和發展而進行必要的投資.....他們只有空談……又推說做了研究……只要求一個又一個的報告。 結果是一再拖延……士嘉堡的居民都在等待”

省議員 白必勤表示:“我謹以謙卑的態度,為能夠參與這一歷史性公告而感到自豪。長期以來,士嘉堡-愛靜閣一直被忽視。在因諾言被違背而失望、並容忍破舊基礎設施15 年之後,士嘉堡居民如今得到應有的關注。在省長和衛生廳長領導下,我們正在建設安省,竭盡全力為士嘉堡北部和士嘉堡整體居民服務。新 Birchmount 醫院的公佈,對我們的居民來說,是具有劃時代意義的一天。未來世代將深情地記住和珍惜這一天。無需再等待了。新的曙光正在照亮我們的生活。我很榮幸能代表士嘉堡-愛靜閣這個卓越的社區。我將不遺餘力地繼續為改善大家的生活質素而努力,令士嘉堡愛靜閣成為一個更適合生活、工作和安居樂業的地方。”

Bridletowne 社區中心

除上述公佈外,團隊還宣佈在

士嘉堡-愛靜閣的 Bridletowne 社區中心擴展一項新的慢性腎病項目。

士嘉堡醫療網絡是全省接收腎病病人最多的醫療機構,每年為 6,000 多名腎病患者提供護理。為協助院方回應與日俱增的需求,繼續為士嘉堡腎病患者提供優質的醫療服務,省府將會出資 $500,000在新落成的Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre 社區中心,興建一個全新的腎病醫療設施。

新設施將會擴大醫療網絡的服務,結合血液透析和其他腎病治療服務於一體,讓患者可以更便捷地獲得到這些性命攸關的治療。

此外,為了在士嘉堡建立更強大、更有彈性的醫療保健系統,士嘉堡綜合診斷影像項目和兆康醫院急診科擴建項目將獲得急需的資金,以提高居民的護理服務素質。

 “我們的政府正在研究醫療保健系統的每個部分,確保區内醫療網絡獲得足夠的資源,提升患者獲得護理的機會,給予我們出色的醫護工作者更佳的支援。” 副省長兼衛生廳廳長說:“社區發展迅速,士嘉堡醫療網絡的每個項目都將有助於滿足士嘉堡社區家庭對保健服務的需求,並結束所謂的走廊醫療保健。”

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