In 2019-20, we literally pushed our boundaries, expanding our footprint at Etobicoke General Hospital to meet the diverse and growing needs of our community.
Pushing Etobicoke General's boundaries to meet the needs of the growing community
On June 23, 2019 the doors to Etobicoke General's new patient tower opened to the community. The spacious, state-of-the-art building houses our Emergency Department, Critical Care, Birthing, and Neonatal Intensive Care units, as well as several outpatient services.
The expansion was the first in the hospital's 50-year history and represents a very proud moment for Osler. Our community and our staff, physicians and volunteers now have a space that matches the high-quality care provided in our hospital and with our partners in the community.
We are so grateful to all those who helped us build and equip the new patient tower, as well as the Etobicoke Wellness Centre, which opened a year earlier. This expanded footprint and access to modern, new equipment, made possible with funds raised through Osler Foundation's $25 million Etobicoke Matters Campaign, is helping us live our Vision of patient-inspired health care without boundaries and has also been instrumental in our ability to respond and provide compassionate care to those affected by the COVID-19 health care crisis.
On June 12, 2019, a few weeks before our doors officially opened, we celebrated this monumental milestone with Premier Doug Ford, health partners, donors, staff, physicians and volunteers. Osler's Board Chair, Jane McMullan, thanked the Government and community partners for their integral role in the expansion, describing the day as a "celebration of transformation for Osler’s Etobicoke General, and of the promise of innovative health care delivery for this community, for generations to come."
To mark this moment, a special video about Etobicoke General and the journey to this point in history was shared with everyone who attended.