Plans set for T.O. hospital patient care tower

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Approximately 380,000 square feet of space will be added to the Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) in the form of a new eight-storey patient care tower. The project, which will include an underground parking lot, courtyard and an additional three-storey expansion, is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Infrastructure Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is working with the TEGH to develop the publicly-owned project.

“This partnership is a major milestone for Toronto East General Hospital,” says Rob Devitt, President and CEO at TEGH. “It’s exciting to see the New Patient Care Tower becoming a reality, a building that will cater specifically to our community’s needs and set a new standard in providing high-quality, patient-centred care.”

The tower, which is expected to achieve a LEED Silver designation, will improve upon and replace some of the hospital’s oldest and most dysfunctional spaces. Changes include:

  • The replacement of beds in the medical/surgical and rehabilitation units;
  • The replacement of mental health impatient units; and
  • The renovation of areas within and adjacent to critical care units.

Work will also be done to allow for the consolidation of ambulatory care and ambulatory procedures.

Design of the new tower, to be located at the corner of Coxwell Ave. and Sammon Ave., will be overseen by CannonDesign Ltd.

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