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New patient tower opening in June 2019
February 19, 2019

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February 19 marks an exciting milestone in the expansion project underway at Etobicoke General—Substantial Completion of the new patient tower. This means that while construction workers will remain on site for a few months to take care of cosmetic details, exterior finishes and landscaping, occupancy plans can now move forward.
 
It will take about four months to install equipment and furnishings, ensure all systems are working, and orientate staff, physicians and volunteers to the new space. Etobicoke General is on track to open the new 250,000 sq ft addition to the community in June 2019!
 
The community is responsible for funding 100% of the equipment costs and 10% of construction costs of the new patient tower. This is known as the ‘community share’.
 
Thanks to your generous support of the ‘Etobicoke Matters’ campaign, Osler Foundation has raised more than $20 million toward the $25 million needed to build and equip the new patient tower and update existing spaces. Construction will be finished soon, but we have more work to do: We still need your help to close the funding gap and ensure patients in Etobicoke will have access to the advanced diagnostics and care they need, when and where they need them.
 
In addition to an expanded Emergency Department and other high-priority services most urgently needed by the community, the new patient tower will also house oncology clinics and radiation oncology clinics currently offered at Etobicoke General.
 
The old medical office building is being demolished to make way for more patient and visitor parking. Most of the occupants have moved into the new Etobicoke Wellness Centre at Etobicoke General.
 
The $25 million ‘Etobicoke Matters’ campaign is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Etobicoke General. Visit YouHaveThePower.ca to make a donation. Together, we’re investing in the health of the Etobicoke community.