Breaking ground on the new Humber River Regional HospitalConstruction of new acute care facility creating jobs, boosting local economyToronto - Dec.2, 2011 - bWith a breakground ceremony, local politicians and Humber River Regional Hospital officials, staff and residents, celebrated the start of construction of the future home of the acute care hospital, at Keele and Hwy 401 area of Toronto. Billed as North America’s first fully digital hospital, the new 1.6 million square foot Humber River Regional Hospital, will boast state-of-the-art technology. "A digital hospital utilizes the most advanced technologies possible to enhance all aspects of quality care delivery, improving efficiency, accuracy, reliability and safety." said in his remarks Dr. Rueben Devlin, President and CEO of Humber River Regional Hospital. The hospital, with a patient capacity of 656 beds will enable Humber River to provide a more comprehensive range of acute care services and support for inpatient and outpatient hospital programs."With Construction started, the reality of a new hospital providing continued quality health care and treatment to residents in our community is closer than ever." said Mario Sergio MPP for York West. The new hospital will provide greater access to high quality health care, reduced wait times, expanded emergency services, modern diagnostic equipment for better patient diagnostic and treatment. The hospital, with a staff 4,500 doctors, health care and support workers, and volunteers, will be part of a campus that includes the provincial forensics and coroner’s centre.The hospital project is a significant economic opportunity for the Greater Toronto Area. "This project is creating jobs and demonstrates our government commitment to serve the heath care needs of families in they time of need." said Laura Albanese MPP for York South-Weston.
It is estimated that more than 1,200 workers will be on site every day. The construction of the $1.75 billion hospital is expected to be completed in the spring 2015. Video by Enzo Di Mauro - italnews.ca dimauro.enzo@gmail.com

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