Ontario is expanding the capacity for surgeries and post-operative care at University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital. Toronto Western Hospital’s Sprott Department of Surgery is one of the largest surgical programs in the country, with over 25,000 operations performed annually in 39 staffed operating rooms.
The expansion will include increasing operating room capacity and redeveloping the space for both pre-operative services and post-operative care. Since the hospital uses state-of-the-art technology to conduct research and offer treatments, the redevelopment will also modernize existing infrastructure to be able to adapt to changing technology.
A wide range of surgeries are performed at Toronto Western Hospital, including transplant, cancer, eye, spine, head and neck, musculoskeletal, general and plastic. The hospital is also home to the province’s largest neurosurgical program, which provides care for patients with highly complex conditions.
“This investment in support of Toronto Western Hospital’s Surgical Services is critical to our ability to provide Ontarians with the very best in surgical care in areas such as neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and specialty services such as the bariatric surgical program and the hand program,” said Dr. Charlie Chan, interim president and CEO of the University Health Network, in a press release. “With this funding, we will be able to respond to the province’s growing needs by improving access to care and creating infrastructure that supports more effective and innovative surgical procedures.”