The emergency department at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site is set to be redeveloped and expanded. Last year, the Government of Ontario committed $5 million toward the planning of future construction projects at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital and Lakeridge Health, which led to the announcement that this expansion is moving forward.
The expansion project will replace aging infrastructure at the hospital’s Centenary site with the latest in emergency medicine design and technology, and address overcrowding in the emergency department by expanding the hospital’s capacity. This redevelopment is part of the ongoing integration of the Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health.
“The Centenary site is 50 years old. The people of Scarborough need faster access to the latest medical technology. That’s why this redevelopment of the emergency department is so essential,” said Premier Kathleen Wynne, in a press release. “The redevelopment of the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site emergency department will give people in Scarborough peace of mind, knowing that critical life-saving services in their area are up to date and accessible for years to come.”
The expansion and redevelopment of the emergency department at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site is part of Ontario’s plan to strengthen the province’s health care system. Ontario is investing an additional $9 billion to support health care construction projects across the province, bringing the total investment in hospital infrastructure to more than $20 billion over the next 10 years.