Construction Milestone Reached at New Brampton Health Centre
Putting Patients First by Improving Access to Health Care Services in Peel
July 30, 2015
Ontario is marking a major milestone in the construction of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, with the topping off of the centre now complete.
Today’s topping off ceremony means that the new Brampton facility, which is part of the William Osler Health System, has reached its highest point of construction. This brings the Peel community one step closer to benefiting from the new hospital.
Patients in Peel will benefit from a new state-of-the-art health care facility with:
Urgent care, day surgery and diagnostic services, including CT, X-ray and ultrasound, laboratory, pharmacy and neurology/cardiac diagnostics
Mental health and addictions programs
Women’s and children’s wellness programs
Seniors’ wellness programs
Medical/surgical services focusing on chronic disease management
Preventative care for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
Construction began in June 2014 with substantial completion expected in fall 2016. At the peak period during construction, approximately 500 workers will be on site daily.
Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.
This project is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
“Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. When completed, it will serve as a model for community partnerships, offering more choices for patients, increased access to high quality services and innovative models of care closer to home for residents of Peel.”
― Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Celebrating the highest point of construction of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness means we are one step closer to completing this project. Once finished, the new centre will help ensure hospital services keep pace with population growth.”
― Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“I am really pleased today to see that a new state-of-the-art Peel Memorial is taking shape and will soon be serving the people of Brampton. Investing in healthcare, education and the economy are top priorities for people of Brampton and the Government of Ontario. Today is a great day for Brampton.”
― Vic Dhilon, MPP, Brampton West
“Osler’s vision, “patient-inspired health care without boundaries,” is beyond fitting when it comes to the new Peel Memorial. This new hospital will improve access to important health services that people in our growing community rely on most, and provide more options for the hundreds of thousands of patients who receive care and treatment at Osler sites each year.”
― Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
“This is truly a momentous milestone for everyone involved in this project and a significant step forward in bringing the new Peel Memorial to life. It is also an exciting time for the community, which has been committed to revitalizing this hospital for years. The new Peel Memorial is giving us a chance to lead the way in the province, with a state-of-the-art facility that will meet the increasing health care needs of our families, while changing our health system by focusing on health, wellness and prevention of illness and chronic disease.”
― Neil Davis, Vice Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have been working together with William Osler Health System to develop the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which will remain publicly owned and publicly controlled.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history — more than $130 billion over ten years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average.
A Conference Board of Canada report estimated that Ontario’s public infrastructure investment would add more than $1,000 to the average annual income of Ontarians in 2014 and lower the unemployment rate by about one percentage point.