Province Putting Patients First by Improving Access to Health Care in Burlington
Ontario is investing up to $371.3 million to support the construction of a new seven-storey tower at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital and to significantly renovate other areas of the hospital to give patients faster access to the right care.
Through this expansion, patients in Burlington will benefit from:
- Space for 172 additional beds in the new tower
- Additional beds in the Intensive Care Unit
- A modern emergency department and a new main entrance
- Expanded diagnostic imaging services, which will provide capacity for an additional 23,745 exams per year
- Nine modern operating rooms and a post-anaesthetic care unit with capacity for an additional 1,770 inpatient and day surgery cases
- An expanded cancer clinic that can serve an additional 2,876 patient visits
- Expanded ambulatory care programs, such as: comprehensive women’s health, children’s health, seniors health/geriatric assessment, nutrition counselling, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart function, ophthalmology, neurology, general medicine, fracture clinic, orthopaedic assessment, stroke assessment, medical day care and sexual assault clinic
- An expanded and modernized laboratory to help accurately assess patients faster
- A renovated Special Care Nursery for babies who need additional specialized care such as intravenous therapy or respiratory support
Construction at Joseph Brant Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018.
Investing in hospital infrastructure is part of the government’s plan to build a better Ontario through its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which is providing patients with faster access to the right care, better home and community care, the information they need to live healthy and a health care system that’s sustainable for generations to come.