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Mayor Jeffrey Welcomes Provincial Investments in Brampton’s Health Care


(Brampton, ON) The following is a statement from Mayor Linda Jeffrey:
 
Today’s announcement that the  Province is making 37 more beds available at Brampton Civic Hospital and moving forward with phase 2 of development at Peel Memorial demonstrates that the Province is listening and taking action.
 
This announcement by the Province is much appreciated news and begins to address the explosive growth our city has been experiencing. These investments are critical to our community and we welcome this decision. My Council and I are committed to working closely with the local leaders to continue to advocate for better health care in Brampton.
 
Brampton Civic Hospital is Ontario’s largest community hospital and it is also one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Canada. I’ve seen first-hand how challenging the demand gets at Brampton Civic and at the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness.
 
While our doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers are the absolute best – working around the clock to ensure our residents get the highest quality health care – it was clear to me that they needed additional resources, which is why I wrote an open letter to Brampton residents last week highlighting our health care priorities and concerns as a City to the Province.
 
Just yesterday at Council my colleagues and I formalized our commitment to work in partnership with the Central West Local Health Integration Network (CWLHIN) and the William Osler Health System (WOHS), to protect the lands required for the City’s future third hospital site. We also formalized our ask to the Province to close the funding gap at our health care facilities, and to immediately commit to phase 2 of Peel Memorial, which would provide our City with a second full hospital. 
 
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For Media Inquiries:
Jaskaran Singh Sandhu
Special Advisor to the Mayor | Office of Mayor Linda Jeffrey | City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West | Brampton, Ontario | L6Y 4R2
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