The province is investing $125-million to immediately add over 500 critical care and high intensity medicine beds to hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots.
A portion of the funding will also be used to temporarily transition Mackenzie Health’s Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital into a resource supporting the province’s COVID-19 response.
The new hospital is scheduled to open on February 7.
The new hospital will provide a total of 185 beds, including over 35 critical care beds and 150 general medicine beds, which will support patients from other hospitals and alleviate hospital capacity pressures caused by the pandemic.
Once COVID-19 capacity pressures have stabilized, the new hospital will provide care and services to patients as originally planned.