|Juravinsk Hospital and Cancer Centre redevelopment project completed|
|HAMILTON – Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale, joined hospital officials and health care partners today to celebrate completion of the redeveloped Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC).
The project was completed on time and on budget, adding more than 450,000 square feet of new and renovated space and increasing capacity from 234 to 338 beds.
The JHCC, which is part of Hamilton Health Sciences, is now a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will further enhance the ability of staff and physicians to provide outstanding care.
The redevelopment project has also enabled the consolidation of two highly specialized services at the JHCC – hematology oncology and hepatobiliary surgery. Hematology oncology services were previously located in both the JHCC and the McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC), and hepatobiliary surgery took place at both MUMC and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Consolidating these programs allows the teams of experts to combine their strengths and abilities to provide the best patient care.
The expansion has created additional oncology beds and increased capacity in emergency services, diagnostic services, ambulatory clinics and surgery. The creation of nine operating suites will also help meet surgical oncology and orthopedic care needs across the region.
The building team, led by EllisDon Corporation, began work in February 2008. At the peak of construction, approximately 500 workers were on-site daily, with the majority of workers coming from Hamilton and surrounding communities.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care worked with Hamilton Health Sciences to redevelop the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, which will remain publicly owned and publicly controlled.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management, and provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca or visit www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca for more information.
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“I’m extremely proud to see the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre’s redevelopment project completed – on time and on budget. The new, state-of-the-art facilities will improve access to quality care for this community and provide vital health services for the people of Hamilton.”
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
“I am very excited for everyone in Hamilton who has worked so hard to see this beautiful health care facility take shape. I’m proud of our government’s investment in helping to make this project happen.”
Murray Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences
“Redevelopment of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre symbolizes what we can achieve when we all work together towards a common goal of building a healthcare facility that will meet the needs of patients today and in years to come. We are grateful for the support of the Government of Ontario in helping us to fulfill this dream for the patients we serve.”
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