Osler is continuing to move full speed ahead on renovation and expansion plans for Etobicoke General Hospital.
After announcing Stantec Architecture as the team to lead the early planning and design of Etobicoke General’s new four-storey wing, Osler is on track to move to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase of the project this fall. This phase is the first step in the process to select a team with the necessary experience and capacity to take on the project. Over the summer and into the fall, a number of activities will be taking place behind the scenes to get the hospital ready for construction.
In addition to the physical changes taking place at Etobicoke General, Osler has also introduced new clinical programs to the hospital. On May 22, Osler opened a new Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic for patients who have complex pain and symptoms associated with being in the advanced stages of their illness. These patients are often in need of special care and a support network to help them cope. This new clinic helps Osler meet the needs of these patients – providing them with the support they need so they can remain in their own homes.
Earlier this month, Osler launched a new Musculoskeletal (MSK) Program and MSK Centre of Excellence at Etobicoke General and Brampton Civic. With the new program, surgeries on upper joints will take place at Etobicoke General while all lower joint surgeries will take place at Brampton Civic.
Etobicoke General recently expanded its Women’s Health Program by adding an innovative new Breast Program, which offers an array of services, including a surgical oncology procedure where mastectomy and reconstructive procedures are performed in the same surgery to minimize discomfort and recovery times for patients.
It’s shaping up to be a busy summer at Etobicoke General. Check out our website, Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.