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  • July 18, 2011

IMPROVING PATIENT CARE AT SOUTHLAKE HOSPITAL

McGuinty Government Providing Families with Better Services in York Region

Ontario is expanding services at Southlake Regional Health Centre to ensure local residents have better access to the care they need.

With support from the province, the hospital will be able to provide accessible cancer treatment for patients, closer to home.

Southlake’s redevelopment project, now complete, will receive $4.10 million in annual Post Construction Operation Plan Funding, this funding allows the hospital to provide more services that will support the Integrated Cancer Centre

nder the province’s ReNew Ontario infrastructure investment plan, the Ontario government and its partners are investing in modern and efficient hospitals that support the needs of our aging and diversifying population, giving families peace of mind knowing they have reliable health services close to home.

QUOTES

“Operation funding for Southlake’s Regional Cancer Centre will allow the hospital to operate efficiently, in turn providing quality care and treatment to its patients in York Region.

-Dr. Helena Jaczek MPP, Oak Ridges-Markham

“This funding is great news. It expands Southlake Hospital’s capacity for cancer treatment in the region. It’s the latest in an unprecedented transformation of Ontario’s Cancer Care: Today we provide for breast cancer screening earlier, more often, and in more communities. We have the province’s first colorectal cancer screening program and we fund PSA testing. Ontario’s women and men (and their families) have better tools than ever to prevent, detect, and combat cancer. They include triple the funding for new cancer medications and access to cancer surgeries 37% sooner - 30 days earlier than the average time in 2003. It all adds up to families being saved from the heartache of these terrible diseases.”

-Greg Sorbara, MPP for Vaughan

“Today is my first day as Southlake’s new President and CEO, and what an exciting day it is thanks to this important funding announcement in support of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake,” said Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre. “Today’s announcement tells me that the Government recognizes the increasing demand for cancer services, closer to home, and is supportive of the work we do to enrich the lives of those living with cancer, and their families. With this investment, Southlake will continue to improve access to leading-edge cancer treatments for thousands of patients residing in York Region and south Simcoe County.”

-Dr. Dave Williams President and Chief Executive Officer, Southlake Regional Health Centre

“We are pleased that Southlake Regional Health Centre has been identified to receive Post Construction Operating Plan funding for 2011/12. The total investment of just over $4 million will support the hospital’s Regional Cancer Centre in improving access to cancer treatment for their patients.”

-Kim Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Central LHIN

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is providing Southlake Regional Health Centre $4.10 million in annual operating funding
  • Next year Ontario will to invest approximately $1.3 billion to help modernize the province’s health infrastructure.
  • Construction is moving forward or complete for more than 100 major hospital redevelopment projects across the province since 2003.

LEARN MORE

See the infrastructure projects currently underway in Ontario.

Find out more about Southlake Regional Health Centre www.southlakeregional.org

Read more about the multi-year ReNew Ontario infrastructure plan.

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