Brampton’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness has reached substantial completion, making the building ready for occupation. Services will start moving into the new, state-of-the-art hospital over the next few months before it officially opens its doors in April 2017.
Ontario is investing up to $451 million in the new hospital, which will span about 350,000 square feet to serve Brampton and the surrounding communities. The facility will feature tradition and alternative health care services, including an urgent care centre for non-life threatening injuries or illnesses; a day surgery facility; outpatient clinics for children, youth, expectant and new mothers, and newborns; clinics on chronic disease prevention and management; mental health and addictions programs; seniors’ wellness programs; and diagnostic imaging services.
This facility’s services are meant to complement those at the other two hospital sites of the William Osler Health System, Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General. Following the opening of Peel Memorial, its focus will be on outpatient care, surgeries that do not require an overnight stay and the Urgent Care Centre.
“Today marks a significant milestone in the construction of this important health centre for the Brampton community. Once completed, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will provide patients with specialized care in a modern facility,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, in a press release. “We are committed to ensuring all Ontarians have access to high quality, innovative health care services close to home.”