Major construction milestone reached at Milton District Hospital
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Ontario has reached a major milestone in the construction of a new four-storey patient care building at Milton District Hospital, which is part of Halton Healthcare.
The topping-off ceremony on June 3, means that the new Milton facility has reached its highest point of construction. This brings Halton Region one step closer to benefiting from this new infrastructure.
“[This] marks a significant milestone in the expansion of the Milton District Hospital. When completed, the brand new patient care building and renovations to the existing hospital will ensure patients in Milton have improved access to a number of high-quality services closer to home,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
Through this expansion, patients in Milton will benefit from:
- Expanded emergency and surgical services, medical and surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn, diagnostic imaging and support services
- Increased capacity from 63 to 129 inpatient beds, including more single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and more patient privacy
- The hospital’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
- A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit.
Construction at Milton District Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017, opening to patients in the fall. At the peak period during construction, approximately 500 workers will be on site daily.
Investing in health infrastructure is part of the government’s plan to improve access to high‐quality, reliable, specialized health care services and facilities for Ontarians, now and in the future.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.