Etobicoke General Hospital

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Etobicoke General Hospital
William Osler Health System
EGH1112.jpg
At left, the original hospital building. At right, the new patient tower opened in June 2019.
Geography
Location101 Humber College Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 1R8
Coordinates43°43′46″N 79°35′53″W / 43.72944°N 79.59806°W / 43.72944; -79.59806Coordinates: 43°43′46″N 79°35′53″W / 43.72944°N 79.59806°W / 43.72944; -79.59806
Organisation
Care systemMedicare
TypeSpecialist
Affiliated universityNone
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds262
SpecialityGeneral Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Urology, ENT, Orthopedics, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Respirology, ICU/CCU, etc
History
Opened1972
Links
Websitewww.williamoslerhs.ca

The Etobicoke General Hospital is a community hospital located at 101 Humber College Boulevard in the Etobicoke district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Etobicoke General Hospital serves the communities of Etobicoke, Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and Woodbridge.[1]

Overview[edit]

Etobicoke General Hospital was opened in 1972.[2] It has 262[3] hospital beds and serves over 230 000 residents in Etobicoke and the surrounding areas. Annually, the hospital has over 50,270 outpatients, 15,785 inpatients, and has 70,000 emergency visits.[2] It employs 1026 health care professionals, and has more than 200 affiliated family physicians and specialists.[3] It also has 400 dedicated volunteers including a wide variety of co-operative education students. It is a member of the William Osler Health System group of hospitals.

History[edit]

The original hospital building was opened in 1972, following governmental investment and a major donations push led by a group of local volunteers.[4] Although rearrangement and renovation followed over the decades since the hospital's opening, further expansion would occur more than 40 years later.

In 2018, Osler opened the Etobicoke Wellness Centre (EWC).[5] The Wellness Centre represents a partnership between the hospital and various external partners, such as independent physicians and private businesses. It houses a number of Etobicoke General outpatient services, such as a fracture clinic, a pre-anesthesia care unit, diagnostic imaging, a diabetes education centre, and a 15-machine hemodialysis unit, newly opened in April 2020.[5] The remainder of the building is dedicated to private clinics and businesses, such as LifeLabs.[5]

Immediately following the opening of the Etobicoke Wellness Centre, a new patient tower (nicknamed the "west wing") was opened in June 2019.[5] The patient tower houses a new emergency department, ICU, birthing unit, neonatal ICU, and a number of outpatient clinics.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Etobicoke General". Osler Foundation.
  2. ^ a b "Upgrading Etobicoke General Hospital". Newsroom Ontario. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b "PDF" (PDF). Town of Caledon. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Overview - William Osler Health System Foundation". youhavethepower.ca. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Etobicoke General Hospital". www.williamoslerhs.ca. Retrieved 2021-01-14.