Ontario Enhancing Hospital Services In Scarborough

    McGuinty Government Delivers Grant To Redevelop Diagnostic Imaging

    TORONTO, July 25 /CNW/ -


    Ontario is investing in faster access to medical services through a
capital grant of up to $6.52 million for the redevelopment of the diagnostic
imaging department and completion of the concourse level at The Scarborough
    This redevelopment will help reduce wait times and improve access to
health care at the hospital.
    The diagnostic imaging department is part of the hospital's Emergency and
Critical Care Centre project which includes an expanded emergency department,
a 14 bed intensive care unit and an 8 bed critical care unit. The Emergency
and Critical Care Centre project is expected to be completed in early 2009.
    Diagnostic imaging services that will be provided in the redeveloped
diagnostic imaging department include:

    -   Radiology
    -   Ultrasound
    -   Nuclear medicine
    -   Cardiac diagnostic services

    With the addition of today's commitment of up to $6.52 million, the
government is investing more than $61.5 million in capital funding to
redevelop the Emergency Critical Care Wing (ECCW) at The Scarborough Hospital
General Site.


    "Reducing emergency room wait times is one of our key health care
priorities," said David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
"Today's investment will help residents of Scarborough get faster access to
services when they need them the most."
    "This is further evidence of the McGuinty Government's commitment to
ensuring that the people of Scarborough are able to access high quality care
in our community," said Brad Duguid, MPP for Scarborough Centre. "I look
forward to the completion of this project and the opening of the new
facilities early next year."
    "The new imaging department will help us to provide better services to
the people of Scarborough," said Rob Devitt, Supervisor for The Scarborough
Hospital. "This is great news for our community."


    -   The Scarborough Hospital is Toronto's largest urban community
        hospital, with over 3,700 staff members, more than 700 physicians and
        800 volunteers.


    Visit the Scarborough Hospital (http://www.tsh.to/) online.

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For further information:

For further information: Mark Nesbitt, Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care, (416) 314-6197

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