Burlington hospital proposes expansion

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital is seeking over $300 million for the largest redevelopment project in Burlington’s history.Hospital President and CEO Eric Vandewall unveiled this week the hospital’s design project that will include the construction of a six-floor tower, the addition of 76 patient beds, boosting the number of private rooms from 15 per cent to about 80 per cent, as required under new provincial guidelines, expanding its Cancer Clinic, constructing a new Intensive Care Unit, building 10 new operating rooms, adding other medical, surgical and outpatient services, and expanding its above ground parking.The redevelopment will be the first major change of at the hospital since the 1970s.Burlington mayor Cam Jackson, speaking at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, said the construction will be the largest infrastructure project ever in the city.The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be reviewing the application this winter as part of its 10-year capital budget, which was submitted to the government in 2007. If the province gives the go-ahead, including the nearly $200 million needed in funding, construction could begin within five to seven years. It would take two to three years for the redevelopment to be completed, sometime between 2017 to 2020.The hospital and the city are committed to raising $60 million each as part of the community’s local share.The redevelopment comes in the aftermath of the C. difficile outbreak, where 91 patients infected with the virus died between May 2006 and Dec. 2007. It was the worst outbreak in Ontario history. During the crisis, hospital officials criticized the hospital’s limited space and aging facilities.Brant was established in 1961 and serves about 170,000 people in Burlington, Halton, and Hamilton, including Waterdown, Flamborough, Stoney Creek and east Hamilton.It has 238 beds, with an annual operating budget of $140 million. It is the largest public sector employer in Burlington.

Burlington hospital proposes expansion

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital is seeking over $300 million for the largest redevelopment project in Burlington’s history.Hospital President and CEO Eric Vandewall unveiled this week the hospital’s design project that will include the construction of a six-floor tower, the addition of 76 patient beds, boosting the number of private rooms from 15 per cent to about 80 per cent, as required under new provincial guidelines, expanding its Cancer Clinic, constructing a new Intensive Care Unit, building 10 new operating rooms, adding other medical, surgical and outpatient services, and expanding its above ground parking.The redevelopment will be the first major change of at the hospital since the 1970s.Burlington mayor Cam Jackson, speaking at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, said the construction will be the largest infrastructure project ever in the city.The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be reviewing the application this winter as part of its 10-year capital budget, which was submitted to the government in 2007. If the province gives the go-ahead, including the nearly $200 million needed in funding, construction could begin within five to seven years. It would take two to three years for the redevelopment to be completed, sometime between 2017 to 2020.The hospital and the city are committed to raising $60 million each as part of the community’s local share.The redevelopment comes in the aftermath of the C. difficile outbreak, where 91 patients infected with the virus died between May 2006 and Dec. 2007. It was the worst outbreak in Ontario history. During the crisis, hospital officials criticized the hospital’s limited space and aging facilities.Brant was established in 1961 and serves about 170,000 people in Burlington, Halton, and Hamilton, including Waterdown, Flamborough, Stoney Creek and east Hamilton.It has 238 beds, with an annual operating budget of $140 million. It is the largest public sector employer in Burlington.

Burlington hospital proposes expansion

News Oct 16, 2009 Ancaster News

The Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital is seeking over $300 million for the largest redevelopment project in Burlington’s history.Hospital President and CEO Eric Vandewall unveiled this week the hospital’s design project that will include the construction of a six-floor tower, the addition of 76 patient beds, boosting the number of private rooms from 15 per cent to about 80 per cent, as required under new provincial guidelines, expanding its Cancer Clinic, constructing a new Intensive Care Unit, building 10 new operating rooms, adding other medical, surgical and outpatient services, and expanding its above ground parking.The redevelopment will be the first major change of at the hospital since the 1970s.Burlington mayor Cam Jackson, speaking at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, said the construction will be the largest infrastructure project ever in the city.The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be reviewing the application this winter as part of its 10-year capital budget, which was submitted to the government in 2007. If the province gives the go-ahead, including the nearly $200 million needed in funding, construction could begin within five to seven years. It would take two to three years for the redevelopment to be completed, sometime between 2017 to 2020.The hospital and the city are committed to raising $60 million each as part of the community’s local share.The redevelopment comes in the aftermath of the C. difficile outbreak, where 91 patients infected with the virus died between May 2006 and Dec. 2007. It was the worst outbreak in Ontario history. During the crisis, hospital officials criticized the hospital’s limited space and aging facilities.Brant was established in 1961 and serves about 170,000 people in Burlington, Halton, and Hamilton, including Waterdown, Flamborough, Stoney Creek and east Hamilton.It has 238 beds, with an annual operating budget of $140 million. It is the largest public sector employer in Burlington.