Milton District Hospital

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Milton District Hospital
Halton Healthcare Services
Milton District Hospital is located in Ontario
Milton District Hospital
Location in Ontario
Geography
Location Milton, Halton Region, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°29′48″N 79°52′12″W / 43.49667°N 79.87000°W / 43.49667; -79.87000
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Community
Services
Emergency department Yes
Helipad TC LID: CPY2
Beds 66
History
Founded 1959
Links
Website www.haltonhealthcare.com
Lists Hospitals in Canada

Milton District Hospital (or MDH) is a community hospital built on 30 acres (12 ha) of land, located in Milton, Ontario, Canada. It is operated by Halton Healthcare Services, an organization which also operates Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Georgetown Hospital.

Overview[edit]

Dr. Stevenson started the first original hospital in Milton. The hospital closed in late 1959 when the new Milton District Hospital opened on Derry Road. Dr. Stevenson was the first chief of surgical staff at the new Derry Rd. hospital.[1]

Initial planning for MDH solidified when in 1956 a ten-acre site was purchased for $1,000 an acre. By 1959 the construction of MDH was complete and the doors officially opened to patients.[2]

In 1972, MDH purchased 20 acres at a cost of $4,000 per acre to the east on Derry Rd. and to the south on Bronte St. in order to plan for future expansion.[3]

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, MDH has been very successful in attracting both family physicians and a full complement of specialists to Milton.

The population of Milton is expected to increase to more than 100,000 by 2014. HHS has submitted a business case to the Ministry of Health and Long Term for the expansion of MDH and are waiting to receive approval from the government to begin planning.

In 2006, the hospital received a $500,000 CAD donation from James W. Snow for the hospital Foundation's CT Scanner Campaign.

Services[edit]

Milton District Hospital offers a wide range of primary care services. Its major areas of clinical emphasis include emergency, obstetrics, general medicine, intensive care unit, surgery, rehabilitation, and complex continuing care.

The emergency department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, together with the outpatient department provides care to more than 37,000 patients annually.

The hospital is equipped with a helipad.[4]

Expansion[edit]

MDH's first expansion came in 1967, only a few years after initially opening its doors.[2]

In 2015, the Government of Ontario announced an investment of up to $501.3 million to support the construction of a new four-story patient care building at Milton District Hospital to give patients faster access to care.[5]

Through this expansion, patients in Milton will benefit from:

  • A new patient care building to offer priority clinical services, including critical care, maternal newborn, diagnostic imaging, emergency, surgery and inpatient beds
  • Increasing inpatient beds from 63 to 129, including more single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and increased patient privacy
  • The addition of the hospital's first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
  • A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit.

Construction at Milton District Hospital is now underway and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://images.milton.halinet.on.ca/15861/data?n=16
  2. ^ a b Building Milton year by year (PDF), November 2004 
  3. ^ http://news.milton.halinet.on.ca/2498776/page/1
  4. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 27 April 2017 to 0901Z 22 June 2017
  5. ^ Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (24 June 2015). "Ontario Investing up to $501 Million to Expand and Modernize Milton District Hospital" (Press release). Archived from the original on 2 March 2016.