Forward Together At SickKids Hospital

Ontario Liberals Support New Discoveries At Hospital For Sick Children

TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2011 /CNW/ - Premier Dalton McGuinty visited the Research and Learning Tower under construction at SickKids today highlighting the Ontario Liberals' commitment to the best health care for our children.

"At SickKids, families know they're in good hands," said McGuinty. "Our plan is working, and I know the new Research and Learning Tower will lead to important discoveries and innovations that will improve health care for our children and grandchildren."

The state-of-the-art Research and Learning Tower will bring together more than 2,000 researchers, currently working at six different locations across the GTA to work on new children's health discoveries under one roof. This will lead to better health care for our children and help SickKids remain one of the top paediatric centres in the world.

"SickKids has given families hope from all across Ontario," said McGuinty. "Research saves lives and what scientists discover today in the lab, could lead to really positive outcomes for families tomorrow — in Ontario and around the world. Ontario Liberals are proud to support that work."

The McGuinty government committed $75 million in funding to support the new tower and SickKids Foundation has committed to raising $200 million. It is located in Toronto's Discovery District.

"SickKids is the place where they discovered the cystic-fibrosis gene, and it's where they invented Pablum," said Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews. "Supporting the Research and Learning Tower and bringing together these talented researchers under one roof is creating the conditions where discovery happens."

SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party

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