Peel Memorial Centre Improves Health Care for Brampton Residents

 

While no one loves being in the hospital, people do like to know that, should they fall ill, their nearest medical facility will be equipped to help them.

For that reason, Brampton can look forward to better access to health care services thanks to infrastructure investments in Ontario.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Brampton on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

"This new hospital will make it easier and faster for people in the Brampton area to get high-quality health care," said Wynne. "Brampton's population is growing quickly. This hospital is meeting that demand now and also creating better care for the future."

Ontario plans to invest up to $451 million in the centre.

The hospital brings together a range of health care services such as clinics for expectant and new mothers, care for youth and seniors, wellness programs, dieticians, chiropractors, outpatient care, and same-day surgeries at its Urgent Care Centre.

Patients with non life-threatening injuries or illnesses can visit the centre to receive treatment, which will ease the pressure on neighbouring hospitals. The centre's services will complement the services at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital.

Additionally, the hospital incorporates sustainable design features, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. This means the building aims to be environmentally friendly, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and using resources more efficiently.

"This is great news for people in our community, who will have access to a full range of health care services under one roof. This hospital demonstrates our government's commitment to providing families with top quality health care close to home," commented Vic Dhillon, MPP Brampton West.

The centre is open at Queen St E and Kennedy Rd S from 8a.m.-10p.m., seven days a week.

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