TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - A new era in healthcare in Ontario began with the opening of the new Humber River Hospital today, Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 6:00 a.m.
The new hospital is the first fully digital hospital in North America, with some of the latest technology available today integrated throughout to support excellence in care. At 1.8 million square feet, it took 43 months to build.
With the new hospital now open, the public is asked to note the following changes to Humber River Hospital's operational structure:
- The new hospital, located at 1235 Wilson Avenue (near Keele St and Hwy. 401) is fully operational, including the Emergency Department.
- The Church St. site located near Jane St. and Black Creek Drive is now closed for all healthcare services, including Emergency Services.
- The Finch site (at Finch Ave. and Hwy. 400) is now an ambulatory and Urgent Care Centre. It is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- The Keele St. location has moved all mental health patients and services to the new hospital.
Dialysis and Physiotherapy services continue to be provided at the Keele St. location.
"Some years ago, this community chose to embrace a bold new vision for the future of hospital care in northwest Toronto. They entrusted their representatives to the hospital, the Board of Directors, to deliver the facility the community needed and deserved. Today, on behalf of the members of the current Board, I am pleased to mark this historic occasion, and to say to them: thank you for your support - mission accomplished."
Paul D. Allison, Chair, Board of Directors, Humber River Hospital
"Today we mark historic change for Humber River Hospital, with the opening of this great new facility for patients and families. This will be a place where the patient is at the centre of the hospital experience at all times, a full partner in their care. Because it is, after all, their care."
Rueben Devlin, President & CEO, Humber River Hospital
About Humber River Hospital
Humber River Hospital serves a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 600 physicians and 400 volunteers. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University Medical Schools.
Humber River Hospital opened its new hospital facility on Sunday, October 18, 2015. North America's first fully digital hospital, it is a lean, green and digital showcase facility. Learn more about Humber's redevelopment at www.hrh.ca/redevelopment. Follow Humber River on Twitter at @HRHospital.
SOURCE Humber River Hospital
For further information: Gerard Power, Director, Public & Corporate Communications, Humber River Hospital, 416-242-1000 ext. 81607, firstname.lastname@example.org