Toronto Grace Health Centre
|Toronto Grace Health Centre|
|The Salvation Army|
|Location||650 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Toronto Grace Health Centre is a hospital located at 650 Church Street in Toronto, Ontario. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, it specializes in palliative care, slow-paced rehabilitation, and complex continuing care.
Located on the corner of Church and Bloor Street in downtown Toronto, the six-storey facility was known as a maternity hospital up to the 1970s when the hospital closed its pregnancy ward. It was one of the first hospitals in Canada to introduce palliative care. It is now a long term and palliative care facility.
The Salvation Army was prepared to close the hospital starting in February 2010 due to high upkeep costs, but a deal was struck between the Province and the Salvation Army to keep the hospital open.
- 1889 - The Salvation Army opens a rescue home in Toronto.
- 1905 - The home becomes The Salvation Army Maternity Hospital on Esther Street.
- 1909 - Hospital moves to the corner of Bloor and Church Streets.
- 1925 - An extension is added to what was then called the Toronto Women's Hospital.
- 1937 - The hospital is renamed Toronto Grace.
- 1959 - New building is constructed at Bloor and Church Street.
- 1969 - Designated a general hospital.
- 1979 - Designated a chronic care and palliative care hospital, opening the first Palliative Care Unit in Ontario.
- 1998 - The Health Services Restructuring Committee directed the Toronto Grace and three other complex continuing care hospitals to close.
- 2001 - The Ministry of Health reverses the decision and directs Toronto Grace to continue to provide its programs and services.
- 2005 - Toronto Grace Hospital celebrates its 100th birthday at Church and Bloor Streets in downtown Toronto
- 2007 - Renamed Toronto Grace Health Centre with new logo
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