Ontario Liberals Only Party Committed To Mount Sinai Expansion
TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - "Only the Ontario Liberals have a plan
to build and renew hospitals across Ontario, including a major surgery,
critical care and emergency room expansion at Mount Sinai Hospital,"
said Premier Dalton McGuinty.
"For the past eight years we've moved forward, together with Mount Sinai
Hospital — to provide better care to the thousands of Ontario families
it serves every year," McGuinty said. "This new expansion will mean
faster and easier access to high-quality health care for families when
they need it most."
The Premier made his remarks following a tour of Mount Sinai's maternity
wing. Ontario Liberals' unwavering commitment to improving our
hospitals is already bringing a new Centre of Excellence for Women's
and Infants' Health to Mount Sinai.
Now, Ontario Liberals are committed to another major capital project at
the hospital that will help meet growing demand. Highlights include:
Renovation and expansion of the emergency department, including
dedicated space for mental health services
A new surgical suite with 19 operating rooms
Redevelopment of ambulatory care
Relocation of adult critical care unit to allow better patient flow
Ontario Liberals are building 18 new hospitals and are dedicated to
bringing new hospitals and redevelopments to communities across
Ontario. Most recently, Ontario Liberals have pledged to move forward
with major projects for Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Milton District
Hospital and Sudbury Regional Hospital — to name a few.
The Harris-Hudak PCs closed 28 hospitals and now they will put new
hospitals and redevelopments throughout the province at risk. The $14
billion in unfunded giveaways and tax cuts in the Hudak PCs platform
would mean deep cuts to health care.
The last NDP government closed 8000 hospital beds and cut medical school
spaces, which helped create a provincewide doctor shortage. Now the
Horwath NDP platform doesn't address the big challenges we're facing in
"Our plan is working, we're delivering the very best health care to
Ontario families by expanding hospitals like Mount Sinai," McGuinty
said. "We'll continue to move forward, together."
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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