Province Putting Patients First by Improving Access to Critical Care in Toronto
Ontario is supporting the expansion of St. Michael’s Hospital to provide patients with improved access to critical care services.
The government is investing $316 million in the redevelopment of St. Michael’s Hospital to provide patients in the community with better access to a variety of critical services including cardiac care, cancer care and surgeries.
The new 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower and the renovation of 150,000 square feet of existing space will allow the hospital to fulfill its mandate as a regional trauma centre. The project also includes a new three-story structure to replace the 100-year-old Shuter Wing.
Once the project is complete, patients will benefit from:
- Five new operating rooms, large enough to incorporate the latest medical imaging equipment such as MRIs, CT scanners and X-rays
- Larger inpatient and intensive care units for orthopedic surgery, oncology, coronary care and respirology. Patients will have more space and privacy to be close to their families
- An expanded emergency department that will accommodate nearly double the number of patient visits – increasing from 45,000 to more than 70,000 visits a year – to improve accessibility and safety
Construction at St Michael’s Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in 2019.
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.