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Province commits $800M to Toronto hospital amidst worker demonstrations

The funding will go to constructing a new tower — set for completion in 2028 — that will add 82 beds and 20 operating rooms, increasing surgeries by over 20 per cent.

Published Feb 7, 2024 at 12:14am

Barbara Patrocinio
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Barbara Patrocinio
Province commits $800M to Toronto hospital amidst worker demonstrations
Premier Doug ford speaking at today's conference at University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital. (Barbara Patrocinio / QP Briefing)

Premier Doug Ford and minister Sylvia Jones announced Tuesday the province was committing nearly $800 million to build a new patient tower at Toronto Western Hospital.

“This new tower will help provide modern and high-quality care to the more than 450,000 people who visit Toronto Western Hospital each year,” Ford said.

“Our government is making historic investments for a stronger health care system, with more doctors and nurses, more beds and shorter wait times."

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