Trillium Health Centre celebrates opening of new inpatient wing



    TORONTO, May 8 /CNW/ - The Honourable David Caplan, Minister of Health
and Long-Term Care joined hospital officials, community members and health
care partners today to celebrate the opening of the new inpatient wing at
Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga.
    "This is an exciting day for everyone at Trillium Health Centre," said
Caplan. "The McGuinty government is committed to supporting new health care
projects because we know they improve the quality of care. This expanded
centre is helping ensure people in this community have increased access to
high-quality care in an innovative, patient-friendly environment."
    Part of Trillium Health Centre's largest ever expansion and redevelopment
project, the new state-of-the-art wing has been designed to offer patients
comfort and safety.
    The new wing is barrier free throughout, including wheelchair accessible
washrooms and shower in every patient room. All patient rooms have large
windows for natural light and more space for family and visitors. Half the
rooms are private, and beds in the semi-private rooms are angled at 45 degrees
with screens to enhance privacy while providing a direct view through the
window for every patient.
    Handwashing sinks for staff and visitors in each patient room made of
seamless bacteria-resistant material facilitate cleaning and help reduce the
spread of infection.
    The new wing features a decentralized patient care model to allow for
more care at the bedside and increased productivity, resulting in better
outcomes for patients.
    "Opening the new wing is the major element in the total redevelopment and
reorganization of both Trillium's Mississauga and West Toronto locations,"
said Janet Davidson, O.C., president and chief executive officer of Trillium
Health Centre. "The redevelopment of this location gives our staff a new
patient-centred environment in which to care for and support our patients and
their families."
    Patients and staff began moving into Trillium Health Centre's new wing in
February 2009 and the move will be completed in phases. As existing units move
into the new wing, the vacated spaces will be refreshed and units reorganized
to better serve patients and improve work processes for staff. Services to be
housed in the new wing include oncology, medical respiratory, rehabilitation,
cardiac care, cardiac care surgery and orthopaedics.
    Construction work for the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga project
began in June 2007. The expansion and redevelopment project will be completed,
on time and on budget, in fall 2009.
    Infrastructure Ontario is working with Trillium Health Centre to complete
the redevelopment of the hospital, which will remain publicly owned, publicly
controlled and publicly accountable. Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown
corporation dedicated to managing some of the province's larger and more
complex infrastructure renewal projects - ensuring they are built on time and
on budget.
    Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Larry Roberts, Trillium Health Centre, (905)
848-7580 ext. 3832; Jennifer Sclisizzi, Infrastructure Ontario, (416)
325-7409


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