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Come see what your $120m hospital investment buys

JBH aerial view of hospitalOur new Joseph Brant Hospital is expected to open in 15 months, but you can get a sneak preview now of what the new hospital rooms, operating rooms, intensive care unit and more will look like.

JoBrant has built five mock up rooms which the public can view during the following Public Open Houses:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm
835 Harrington Court, Burlington

Operating RoomI recently toured the rooms, and they are designed with patient health and well-being in mind. Among the changes: the operating rooms are twice as large as they are now, to allow state of the art equipment, and room for medical staff; the patient rooms are larger, wheelchair accessible, more comfortable for visitors and feature picture windows to the lake.

Intensive Care Unit Patient Room (1)Individual donors are contributing $60 million to the redevelopment, matching the city of Burlington’s $60 million contribution, for a total community investment of $120 million.

The province of Ontario is investing $300+ million to the project – approximately 2/3 of the total cost of the project.

When the new hospital opens, it will feature (among other things):

  • new seven-storey patient care tower with space for 172 additional beds
  • modern emergency department and a new main entrance on Lakeshore Rd.
  • Expanded diagnostic imaging services, which will provide capacity for an additional 23,745 exams per year
  • Nine modern operating rooms and a post-anaesthetic care unit with capacity for an additional 1,770 inpatient and day surgery cases
  • An expanded cancer clinic that can serve an additional 2,876 patient visits
  • 28 new Intensive Care Unit beds
  • Large bright rooms with views of Lake Ontario
  • 70% private rooms
  • and much more.

Be sure to swing by the open houses to see for yourself!

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

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  1. $120 mill for a hospital that many people I know avoid. Too many people that I know have had bad experiences there. I personally go to St. Joes in Hamilton, thank you. My sister needed an ambulance. She was asked where she wanted to be taken, and she said anywhere but Joe Brant. They said “good, we wouldn’t want to take you there”.–so she was taken to the new Oakville Hospital. Even the EMS recognize it as a second rate hospital.

  2. I am very excited about our new hospital and will look forward to seeing the mock up rooms. Burlingtonian’s are very lucky to have this new updated hospital. All of us need a quality hospital, but with our senior population on the rise, the need for a first rate hospital was urgent.

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