Trillium Health Centre-West Toronto celebrates start of construction on redevelopment project

    TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ - Laurel Broten, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore,
joined hospital officials, community members and health care partners today to
celebrate the official start of construction for the redevelopment project at
Trillium Health Centre-West Toronto.
    "This project is another example of our government's commitment to
keeping all Ontarians healthy now and well into the future," said Broten.
"This investment will provide increased access to health care services for
families in our community."

    Highlights of the Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto project includes:
      -  expansion of ambulatory surgical care facilities
      -  redevelopment and expansion of the Urgent Care Centre
      -  creation of a cancer detection and treatment facility
      -  creation of healing gardens
      -  expansion of a new South entrance.

    Construction is expected to be completed in late 2008.

    Work is also underway at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga, where the
redevelopment is expected to be completed in late 2009.

    Highlights of the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga project includes:
      -  a new cardiac catheterization lab
      -  an operating room for cardiac surgery
      -  additional cardiovascular intensive care beds
      -  additional coronary care beds
      -  diagnostic and support services
      -  an increase of up to 135 inpatient beds.

    "The expansion and redevelopment of Trillium Health Centre will create
innovative new healing spaces that will help staff provide the patient-centred
care our community needs and deserves," said Janet Davidson, President and CEO
of Trillium Health Centre. "The transformation of our West Toronto ambulatory
care centre combines state-of-the-art technology with bright and comfortable
spaces to create a healing environment."
    Infrastructure Ontario will work with Trillium Health Centre to redevelop
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.
    This project is guided by principles outlined in the Province's Building
a Better Tomorrow framework, which ensures public ownership of core assets
such as hospitals, schools, and water and wastewater facilities. The Trillium
Health Centre project is one of many infrastructure projects being upgraded
and modernized under ReNew Ontario, the government's five-year, $30-billion
plus public infrastructure investment plan.


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For further information:

For further information: Contacts: Amy Tang, Minister's Office, Public
Infrastructure and Renewal, (416) 325-4048; Jennifer Sclisizzi, Infrastructure
Ontario, (416) 325-7409; Larry Roberts, Trillium Health Centre, (905) 848-7580
ext. 3832

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