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Scarborough and Centenary Hospitals

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 see:

Expert Panel Recommends New Hospital and Improvements to both Scarborough and Centenary Hospitals

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.pdfpdficon_small.gif

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 processing program.

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 Brochurepdficon_small.gif

Report of the Scarborough/West Durham Panel on the Ministry of Health websitepdficon_small.gif

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