The Credit Valley Hospital celebrates opening of new addition

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister of Government Services and MPP for Mississauga-Erindale, and Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville, today joined hospital staff, municipal officials and community members to celebrate the official opening of The Credit Valley Hospital's Phase II capital project in Mississauga.

The ribbon cutting ceremony to open the hospital's new A and H wings was led by former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who officially opened The Credit Valley Hospital in 1986.

The new wings add 270,000 square feet of space to the hospital. An additional 70,000 square feet of existing space were also renovated during the expansion project. The new four-storey inpatient unit (A wing) and two-storey patient care wing (H wing) will enhance the community's access to health care services by increasing the hospital's capacity from 382 to 471 beds and doubling the number of labour and delivery rooms from seven to 15, while providing additional room for future growth. The hospital's Phase II capital project has led to the creation of 170 new full-time equivalent staff positions as of April 2011.

Bondfield Construction was selected to build and finance the hospital redevelopment project and began construction of the new facilities in June 2008. The project reached substantial completion in March 2011, three months ahead of schedule and under its $162.8 million construction budget. At the peak of construction, more than 150 construction workers were on-site daily.

Select clinical areas and services have been turned over for occupancy as they reached completion during the past year. These services included expanded laboratory services and genetics counselling, endoscopy clinic, inpatient rehabilitation and mental health care areas.

The final milestone of the project was the opening of the Erin Mills Regional Women's and Children's Health Centre, which took place in May 2011. The centre houses a comprehensive range of programs including: expanded birthing suite, mother and baby unit, an advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the regional paediatrics program, which includes the largest paediatric oncology satellite program in Ontario outside of the Hospital for Sick Children.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care worked with The Credit Valley Hospital and Bondfield Construction to manage the construction of the facilities, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management; and providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.

Quotes:

Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"Congratulations to everyone at The Credit Valley Hospital for reaching this important and exciting milestone. This new addition will improve access to quality care for patients and will serve the Mississauga community for years to come, while creating jobs in Ontario."

Honourable Harinder Takhar, MPP for Mississauga-Erindale
"These new facilities will serve the residents of Mississauga, Peel and Halton for many years to come and ensure that everyone in these communities will have continued access to high quality health care."

Bob Delaney, MPP for Mississauga-Streetsville
"Moms expecting children are pleased with the doubling of the maternity suite. Western Mississauga families can know that their elderly family members will receive care close to home. I am proud to have played a part in bringing resources of the Province home to Mississauga, to Credit Valley Hospital."

Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South
"The opening of the new wings at Credit Valley Hospital ensures that Peel and Halton residents will continue to receive strong and quality health care closer to their homes. This is great news for our community."

Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, The Credit Valley Hospital
"We are tremendously proud and excited today to celebrate the opening of our improved facilities and beautiful new hospital wings, which include the Erin Mills Regional Women's and Children's Health Centre. For our patients, their families and our entire community, this expansion enhances our ability to provide excellent, quality care close to home."

Backgrounder

THE CREDIT VALLEY HOSPITAL PHASE II REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The Credit Valley Hospital (CVH), located in Mississauga, is a community hospital providing leadership in the delivery of primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to the diverse residents and growing populations of Peel and Halton regions and beyond. The hospital serves a catchment area of almost one million patients.

The hospital has more than 3,000 employees, 450 credentialed physicians and more than 1,100 adult and youth volunteers.

The Credit Valley Hospital Phase II redevelopment project has added 270,000 square feet of new space, which has increased the hospital's overall physical size by almost one third. An additional 70,000 square feet of existing space were also renovated during the expansion project.

Highlights of the redevelopment project include:

  • A new four-storey inpatient unit (A wing) and a two-storey/three-level patient care wing (H wing).
  • Increased capacity from 382 to 471 beds with room for additional growth. These beds will service maternal/child, inpatient rehabilitation, surgical, medicine and palliative care patients.
  • Comprehensive women's and children's health services including:
    • doubling the number of labour and delivery rooms from seven to 15;
    • expanding services for higher risk obstetrics;
    • a new and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;
    • expanded capacity in level two and neonatal intensive care units from 21 to 37 beds;
    • an expanded Paediatric Unit to enhance CVH's role as a Regional Children's Health Centre for South Peel-Halton regions;
    • new and expanded facilities for paediatric outpatient clinics including paediatric oncology satellite clinic and other sub-specialty programs and services for children.
  • An expanded laboratory from 15,000 to 42,000 square feet to provide more in-house support for diagnostics.
  • Two new caesarean-section operating rooms.
  • A new high-dose radiation therapy suite and resources for expanded cancer treatments to better meet current patient volumes and the expected volumes in coming years.

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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario

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For additional information contact:

Krista Finlay
Chief, Communication and Public Affairs
The Credit Valley Hospital
(905) 813-2617      


















Tom Boreskie
Project Communications Advisor
Infrastructure Ontario
(416) 212-6447

 


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