McGuinty Government Getting Results For Patients In The GTA



    Trillium Health Centre's Expansions Mean Faster Access To Care, Better
    Quality Of Life For Ontario Families

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 7 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today
announced that the government is speeding up access to health care for people
in Etobicoke and Mississauga by supporting the expansion of the Trillium
Health Centre.
    "Ontarians deserve the best quality health care when and where they need
it," said Premier McGuinty. "By expanding Trillium Health Centre, more
patients will get faster access to high-quality care - and that's a result
that really matters to families in the GTA."
    Premier McGuinty joined hospital staff, community members and local
officials to kick off construction at Trillium's Mississauga location.
    The government is supporting expansion projects at Trillium's Mississauga
and West Toronto sites. The total cost of the redevelopment is $146.4 million.
The new wing of Trillium Health Centre-Mississauga will include expanded
cardiac care services, intensive care and coronary beds, as well as diagnostic
and support services.
    The Trillium Health Centre-West Toronto project includes expansion of
ambulatory surgical care facilities, redevelopment and expansion of the Urgent
Care Centre, creation of a cancer detection and treatment facility, creation
of healing gardens and expansion of a new south entrance.
    Trillium Health Centre's redevelopment will help to improve health care
by increasing access to cardiac catheterizations and cardiac surgeries.
    Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten and Mississauga MPPs Harinder
Takhar, Peter Fonseca and Bob Delaney joined Premier McGuinty for today's
announcement, along with Trillium President and CEO Janet Davidson.
    "The expansion and redevelopment of Trillium Health Centre will create
innovative, new healing spaces that will help staff to provide the
patient-centred care our community needs and deserves," said Davidson. "I want
to thank the Ontario government, our community, donors, partners and each
member of the Trillium team for their support and commitment to transforming
the health care experience."
    Modernizing hospitals is the latest way the McGuinty government is
working with Ontarians to get results in health care. Other initiatives in
Mississauga include:

    
    -   Funding 10 new nursing positions at Trillium and 41 at Credit Valley
    -   Supporting more than 56,000 additional medical procedures in five key
        areas (cancer surgery, cardiac procedures, hip and knee replacements,
        cataract surgery and MRI and CT scans) since 2004
    -   Creating two Family Health Teams consisting of nurses, doctors and
        other health care professionals to improve access to primary care.

    "For the last four years, we've been working together to strengthen health
care and get results for the people of this province," said Premier McGuinty.
"When I look at how far we've come, I know there's no limit to what we can
achieve when we work and dream and build, together."

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