Scarborough Health Network (SHN) has exciting plans underway for the future of our hospital buildings and facilities. This long-range work is part of our Master Planning initiative to ensure SHN services and facilities will meet Scarborough’s evolving needs into the future.
As we plan for our future facilities, we are considering:
- How will Scarborough’s population size and the number of patients using our hospitals change over the next 20 years?
- What are the hospital services we will be providing to meet our community’s needs, and how should services be grouped?
- What is the state of our existing SHN hospital buildings and what is possible for us to renovate and upgrade to meet current and future standards?
Engagement will occur at each stage with appropriate community, staff and physician representation, in increasing levels of detail.
Planned Redevelopment and Capital Projects
SHN will build a new Birchmount Hospital by making major renovations to the existing facility and building new infrastructure in a phased redevelopment.
As part of the first phase, planning is underway to build a new, state-of-the-art inpatient tower with more than 200 new beds, 14 new operating rooms and additional space to support future growth. Once completed, Birchmount Hospital is planned to have over 450 beds, nearly doubling the current capacity.
Health care services at the hospital are also planned to be expanded as part of the redevelopment, including medicine, surgery, critical and emergency care, mental health and addictions care and stroke and rehabilitation care. With these enhanced services, SHN will be able to provide high-quality care to patients for generations to come.
We are redeveloping the Emergency Department and Fracture Clinic at Centenary Hospital. The redevelopment, which has now moved to Stage 2 of the planning process, will expand emergency services by replacing aging infrastructure with the latest in emergency medicine design and technology and creating more space for emergency care.
To help our network continue to provide high-quality care and meet the growing demand for dialysis treatment in Scarborough, SHN is planning the construction of a new chronic kidney disease facility that will be located in the new Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre community hub.
The new facility will expand our network’s hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease programs and bring services together under one roof to make it easier and more convenient for patients to access lifesaving treatment.
To continue meeting the growing needs of the Scarborough community, SHN is creating a new Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Concourse, a space that will bring all imaging services at the General Hospital into a single location.
The new 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art Concourse will increase capacity with an additional new MRI, Interventional Radiology Suite and a dedicated imaging pre- and post-procedure care area. This will reduce wait times, modernize technology, enhance continuity of care, and provide an accessible, comfortable space for patients and families. It will be Toronto’s most modern imaging facility, ensuring our exceptional health professionals have the space and tools they need to effectively and efficiently diagnose and – in many cases – treat illnesses, ensuring a healthier Scarborough.
This project will renovate and enhance the vascular surgical suite at our General Hospital, addressing issues of undersized and outdated operating rooms (ORs).
The renewal of the vascular surgical suite will create an OR that is properly equipped to support the lifesaving procedures performed by SHN’s Surgery Department. It will also better reflect SHN’s designation as a Level 2 Vascular Program – a status given by CorHealth Ontario that means our organization is capable of performing a range of important vascular procedures, such as repairs to aneurisms.