Ontario Invests $ 30 Billion in Hospital Modernization: Ford


On December 1, Ontario’s Prime Minister Doug Ford announced the state’s largest single-hospital infrastructure investment to build and refurbish Trillium Health Partners hospitals and health centers.

Speak in Press conference, Premier has announced a multi-billion dollar project to build a new Mississauga Hospital and expand the Queen’s Way Health Center, both of which are part of the Trillium Health Partner.

“This is a forward-looking plan for Ontario that we want to build in the future for our children and grandchildren, as well as to protect the progress of the fight against COVID-19,” said Ford. “It’s a plan to bring investment and drive economic growth, and as it grows, more people and workers are coming to our great state in search of the opportunities that Ontario must offer. Probably. “

Ontario is investing $ 30.2 billion over the next decade to build hospitals throughout the state to help expand its healthcare system. Ford says it will build hospitals not only in big cities, but also in towns and small communities.

The Ontario Government news release On December 1, the new Mississauga Hospital will be one of Ontario’s largest emergency departments, with an increased number of operating rooms and an additional 350 beds.

The plan will also include a new inpatient tower at the Queensway Health Center, which will be used to centralize patient care and rehabilitation services, and will add more than 150 new beds.

These critical hospital infrastructure projects help meet the medical needs of patients and families in the Peel, Etobicoke, and surrounding areas by reducing waiting times.

The announcement of Ford’s healthcare project will be added to the list of countries where the federal government faces a travel ban to Canada, and to all air travelers entering the country as part of their efforts. It took place hours after announcing the new test requirements. To protect against new “Omicron” variants of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) coronavirus.

Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi have been added to the list of seven other countries initially facing travel restrictions, including South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesoto and Eswatini. After December 1st, if a traveler has been to these countries in the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to enter Canada.

Ford told reporters that he welcomed the federal government’s travel ban and was pleased with Ottawa’s swift response. His call On November 26, after the discovery of a variant of Omicron in the state, flights and passengers from the countries concerned were banned.

“We welcome action from the federal government and would like to thank the federal government for taking action today,” he said.

“Every day we learn more about the Omicron virus, how fast it can spread and how serious it is,” Ford said. “Every day we have to postpone more incidents entering our country, learn more time and prepare, so the best we can do now is to strengthen our borders. Is to do. “

Ford added that the discovery of Omicron variants in the state was a “cause of concern” but not a “cause of panic.”

As of November 30, Canada has identified 7 cases of Omicron mutants and 4 cases have been detected in Ontario. Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec each have one case associated with a new variant.

New border testing requirements are also in place for all air travelers from outside Canada except the United States. Fully vaccinated travelers will need to be quarantined while waiting for the results of the arrival test.

Andrew Chen


Andrew Chen is a Toronto-based Epoch Times reporter.