I hope like me, you are enjoying the warmer (albeit unpredictable) weather and the gentle return to social gatherings. Tomorrow is Canada Day with many of us able to enjoy a long weekend and perhaps reflect on what Canada has given us. As a country, we must strive to improve the lives of all who reside here, especially those in need of refuge. Let’s give thanks for health care workers and first responders who will be working and providing care throughout the celebrations of the next three days.
Exciting progress towards the “next” North York General
It’s been a wee while since I have updated you on what’s been inspiring the Foundation team. We see it every day as our colleagues in the hospital continue to manage high volumes in our Emergency Department and adopt new ways to manage the health care journey of all our patients, now two and half years into COVID-19.
With a renewed dedication to an emerging “next” North York General, our Foundation staff and board are growing as we ready ourselves for the largest expansion in North York General’s history.
Let’s review the highly anticipated new patient care tower and emergency, which will be developed where the current parking garage resides, nestled between Leslie Street and the 401. Anticipated to open in 2029/30, it will feature 110 new inpatient beds in 100% private rooms bringing the total to 350+ beds at the General site. It will include a new Emergency Department, a new Labour and Delivery Unit & NICU, and expanded Critical Care and Surgical Units. Planning for the largest campaign in our history is underway (it’s what we call the ‘Quiet Phase” ironically) and we can’t wait to engage the community and share how the next NYGH will better serve our patients and families.