Campus Transformation

Improving Access to Health Care

Our demographics are changing, and so are the health care needs of our population.

Today, people over 65 represent 17% of the GTA population – a number that will double in the next 10 years. But as we age, our medical needs become more complex and we consume more health resources, which is straining our healthcare system.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the critical need for a strong, coordinated health system across the full continuum of care; a system that can provide patients with the type of care they need, when they need it, at an institution that is specialized to provide it.

West Park is responding to the need for more rehabilitative medicine and complex continuing care by transforming our 27-acre campus into an integrated campus of care, including a leading-edge new hospital building that opened in April 2024.

With 316 inpatient beds and double our former outpatient capacity, our new facility is improving access to vital post-acute specialized health services, while its innovative design is enhancing patient care to better help people get their lives back.

But our work is not yet done. The next steps in our redevelopment include creating outdoor therapeutic environments that will support patients on their recovery journey, and adding a second long-term care centre to our site.

West Park Foundation’s $80 million Get Your Life Back Campaign is supporting the capital costs of our redevelopment, helping to ensure our new hospital building is well-equipped and able to support the very best patient care, education and research.

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Innovative Healthcare Design

Our new hospital building:

  • Is filled with natural light, with views of green space from every window. Large terraces on each inpatient floor provide an important connection to nature and the opportunity for fresh air and sunshine;
  • Recognizes that a stay in rehab is measured in weeks and months, with 80 per cent of beds in private rooms and with each patient having their own three-piece washroom – features that also help prevent the spread of infection;
  • Utilizes the most advanced healthcare technologies, each designed to connect and empower both patients and clinicians;
  • Doubled our outpatient capacity, helping more people access the care they need and sleep in their own bed at night;
  • Enables us to expand our day programs, including a new geriatric service to help seniors live at home longer;
  • Brings clinicians and researchers together in a collaborative working space, allowing our patients to benefit from the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques;
  • Is a centre of excellence for clinical teaching, with enhanced teaching facilities able to host large educational sessions;
  • Is pandemic-ready, with a state-of-the-art HVAC system that circulates only fresh air, and airborne containment zones that are negatively pressurized for patients with severe respiratory illness.

Learn how you can support this inspiring project and help us bring the very best in rehabilitative care to Ontario.

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