Ontario Fast-Tracks Long-Term Care Home for Toronto
We are excited to announce that Humber River Hospital has partnered with the Government of Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario to expand long-term care capacity in North York. This project is an investment in our most vulnerable seniors and is a major step forward for the North York community and the province of Ontario in rebuilding our long-term care sector.
You can read the full news release here and watch the full public announcement, including remarks from Premier Doug Ford and our CEO Barb Collins, below:
With this Accelerated Build Pilot Program, HRH will oversee the construction of a 320-bed long-term care home at our Finch site (2111 Finch Avenue). We will work closely with Infrastructure Ontario to manage the day-to-day construction oversight, monitor commissioning, provide timely status reporting on progress, and the standard of excellence that HRH is known for across the province and around the world.
HRH will work with the Premier of Ontario, the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and Infrastructure Ontario to employ a range of accelerating measures like modular construction, rapid procurement, and the use of HRH-owned land. With these methods, we can expedite the project timeline and swiftly introduce high-quality long-term care beds in a matter of months, not years.
HRH is a globally-recognized leader in patient safety and patient-centered care. Over the past 5 years, HRH became North America’s first fully-digital hospital, was selected as part of the North Western Toronto OHT, and formed a dynamic partnership with RNAO and implemented the Senior’s Care and Clinical Deterioration applications within the command centre that put patients front-and-centre in their care. We are proud to provide our expertise in overseeing the construction of this long-term care home to ensure Ontario’s long-term care sector meets modern design standards and delivers safe, dignified spaces for our aging loved ones to call home.
We look forward to working closely with our government partners, community-based healthcare providers, patients, and families throughout this project in the months ahead.