A MESSAGE FROM RUNNYMEDE PRESIDENT & CEO, CONNIE DEJAK
June 06, 2018
Growth, renewal and expansion are just a few ways to describe the buzz around the recent announcement at Runnymede. Filled with excitement, the hospital played host to the President of Malta, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and more importantly, reveled in the recent announcement by the Government of Ontario to build a new Long-Term Care Facility on the West-End property. Laura Albanese delivered the good news on the steps of Queen’s Park, which included dedicating cultural beds to the Maltese Community.
"We are absolutely thrilled by the provincial government’s announcement that we will receive funding to build a long-term care home on our site. Runnymede Healthcare Centre has a history of providing excellent, patient-focused care. The addition of a long-term care facility to our campus will allow Runnymede to provide comprehensive services for generations to come," said Connie Dejak, President and CEO, Runnymede Healthcare Centre.
"Seniors are a growing population in my riding of York South-Weston and beyond, and I believe that they deserve the very best care and support we can provide. That is why as part of our government’s plan to increase access to high-quality long-term care, including the commitment to adding 200 long-care beds to the redevelopment of Runnymede Hospital, we are ensuring that communities across Toronto West are receiving high quality care," said Laura Albanese, MPP York South-Weston.
This latest investment by the Provincial Government rounds out a series of changes geared to promoting Runnymede as a Community Health Hub. These changes better position the hospital to meet community needs for generations to come. As it undertakes this ground breaking expansion, Runnymede is positioned as a true Community Hospital.
These recent developments create a true continuum of care that provides better access and much needed services to our community. In collaboration with its healthcare partners, Runnymede has evolved into a true centre of excellence which will provide Active Rehabilitation (in 2018/19), Slow Stream Rehabilitation, Medically Complex care and now a Long-Term Care Facility on its site.