Provincial funding will support the creation of a new, state-of-the-art hospital in York Region.
A $5 million investment in Southlake Regional Health Centre from the province is a sign that hope is on the horizon for the overcrowded Newmarket hospital, CEO Arden Krystal says.
Southlake Regional Health Centre is receiving $5 million to begin planning for a new hospital, Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced at the Newmarket hospital on Friday, April 8.
In Part 4 of the series, ‘Imagine being a patient stuck here for a week,’ says an empathetic physician of the room often crammed with 20 patients separated only by curtains.
Part 3 in a series reveals the challenges the dedicated team at the physically constrained Newmarket hospital faces with 2,600 deliveries annually, while advancing the complex care programs.
The communities served by the hospital — Newmarket, Bradford, East Gwillimbury and Georgina — are among the fastest growing and aging in Ontario, and Southlake is one of the province’s most overcrowded hospitals.
Part 2 in a series highlights the challenges of performing cutting-edge procedures in operating rooms built in the 1970s.
Part 1 in series highlights constant game of musical chairs with patients, equipment and rooms regularly moved, relocated and repurposed to try to make room.
‘Southlake does an amazing job, but they desperately need a new, larger facility that’s centrally located near to Bradford and all the municipalities in our catchment area,’ says councillor
With timeline of 10 years to build a new facility, provincial approval and funding to begin planning is crucial now, CEO says.
Southlake hospital’s medicine program, located in an old outpatient chemo area with no walls, just curtains, and no private bathrooms.
The main floor Emergency Department is one of the most crowded in Ontario. Annual visits have nearly doubled since 2003, from 57,000 to almost 112,000 — an additional 150 visits per day — with no physical expansion during that time.