Ontario Liberal Plan Building World-Class Hospitals For Families

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 health care.

"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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