The Scarborough Hospital Foundation says "The costs of the hospitalís operations
are funded by the Ontario government, which has helped create access to some of
the best health care in the world. However, as part of that policy, the
government asks the community to participate by purchasing 100% of the equipment
needs and 10% of capital renovations."
If you would like to assist by making a donation to your local hospital, please
Your help is urgently needed to let our Ontario Government know that the recommendations
by the Expert Panel need to be adopted and implemented.
In the spring of 2015 the Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins appointed
an eight person Expert Panel of Medical and Business professionals to
investigate the current and future medical services requirements of
Scarborough and West Durham residents. The Experts' report was
presented to the Minister of Health in December 2015 and in it
recommended the following immediate actions:
- Begin planning for the siting and construction of a new
comprehensive acute care hospital in Scarborough;
- Make immediate to short-term capital investments to ensure that
existing facilities continue to support patient needs until new hospital
facilities are built in Scarborough; and,
- Create an integrated hospital system under one corporation and one
Board of Directors to oversee the three Scarborough hospital sites and
the development of a single master plan.
We as direct recipients of the health care administered at the current
three hospitals - Toronto Scarborough General (located at McCowan / Lawrence),
Toronto Scarborough Hospital Birchmount (located at Birchmount / Finch), and Rouge Valley Health
System(RVHS) Centenary (located at Neilson / Ellesmere)
have a direct responsibility to ensure the highest level of health care
is in place for ourselves, our children and future generations.
Now is the time for each of us as Citizens of Ontario and residents of Scarborough
to go directly to the Minister and offer our personal support for these
recommendations as presented by his appointed Expert Panel.
Should you wish to act on this suggestion, we have provided you with a
draft letter for your convenience that you may open in your word
processing program and modify as you see fit.
A draft letter to Dr. Hoskins for your word processing program
Draft Letter to Doctor Hoskins.pdf
Should you be unable to open the document for your word processing
program when you left click on it:
- If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, right click on
the link and choose the option "Save target as.." You will then
be able to open the document with your word processing program by clicking on it in the folder to
which it was downloaded.
- If you are using Firefox, please try using Microsoft
Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
- Another option is to open the PDF version of the
letter, then copy the text and paste it into your word
Please send the signed document to:
The Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins
Minister Of Health and Long Term Care
10 th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2C4
A copy also sent to our local MPP would be helpful:
Hon. Mitzie Hunter
Ministry of Finance
6th Floor, Frost Building South
7 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y7
The following documents provide an overview and detailed
information regarding the findings of the expert panel.
Scarborough Hospital Expert Panel Overview Brochure
Report of the Scarborough/West Durham Panel on the Ministry of Health website