Infrastructure Investment Improving Access to Health Care at Milton District Hospital
June 24, 2015, Milton ON
Ontario is investing up to $501.3 million to support the construction of a new four-story patient care building at Milton District Hospital to give patients faster access to the right care.
Through this expansion, patients in Milton will benefit from:
- A new patient care building to offer priority clinical services, including critical care, maternal newborn, diagnostic imaging, emergency, surgery and inpatient beds
- Increasing inpatient beds from 63 to 129, including more single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and increased patient privacy
- The addition of the hospital’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
- A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit.
Construction at Milton District Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history — more than $130 billion over 10 years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.
The government’s plan to build Ontario up is supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One — an approach that raises billions for infrastructure.
Investing in priority infrastructure, including hospitals, 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 an important milestone in the redevelopment and expansion of Milton District Hospital. Once completed, the brand new patient care building and renovations to the existing hospital will ensure patients in Milton have improved access to a number of high-quality services closer to home.” Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
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