Premier Doug Ford announced that a brand new hospital is scheduled to open to Toronto patients in 2023.
West Park Healthcare Centre is currently located in York, in the north part of the city. The centre combines the feel of a small-town community with the effectiveness of an evidence-based science.
While the healthcare centre is already operating, the city also broke ground on a brand new hospital within the property that will be coming to Toronto in 2023.
The new hospital will overlook the Humber Valley River and will stand at six-storeys high.
Within the facility, 80 per cent of rooms will be constructed as single-patient rooms that include a personal three-piece ensuite washroom. The aim is to improve infection control.
The facility will also have a strong focus on outpatient care, while construction is underway, which will double the space the healthcare centre has at its current facility.
Part of the new West Park Healthcare Centre will be the adoption of a natural or outdoor environment as a way to improve healing.
Part of the billion-dollar project is including many outdoor therapeutic spaces and terraces on each floor of the facility.
This addition will help both patients and their families to connect to nature, which has been proven to help improve emotional and psychological well being.
West Park Healthcare will specialize in rehabilitation and complex care which means they will typically provide care to those who have experienced life-altering illnesses or injuries.
The overall goal of the facility is to provide evidence-based care in a space that feels like home.