TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - After three years of major renovations The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre will re-open at its original location at 650 Church St. During the Infrastructure Renewal Project, the Grace operated in a temporary location at the University Health Network's Hillcrest site.
"The renovations that have been made to the Toronto Grace will allow us to better serve the patients that rely on our services and come through our doors every day," said Marilyn Rook, President and CEO of The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. "The modernization of the 60-year-old building has improved our ability to provide exceptional and compassionate care to all in need of complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care services."
The renovations included an update to the heating and air-conditioning systems, fire and life safety and other critical systems. The project was made possible through funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and The Salvation Army.
The transition to 'Bring the Grace Home' from the temporary Hillcrest location back to 650 Church St. will commence on June 19. Patients will move back to the Grace on June 24. Patient Care Managers are working directly with each patient and their family members to ensure a smooth transition back to the Grace.
An official reopening ceremony will be held in late September (date to be determined).
About Toronto Grace Health Centre
The Toronto Grace is a 119-bed hospital located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. The Toronto Grace welcomes patients of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. In addition to our Spiritual Care staff, we work closely with clergy of all religions to provide spiritual support for their members. The Toronto Grace provides medically complex and specialized care and services to those individuals who require Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. The care and services provided at the Toronto Grace help facilitate the patient flow through the health care system and ensures recovery to those individuals who may return to their homes or to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in their communities.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and in 128 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
SOURCE The Salvation Army
For further information: Marilyn Rook, President & CEO, Toronto Grace Health Centre, 416-925-1879, firstname.lastname@example.org