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Trillium HealthWorks is the long-term health infrastructure renewal plan to build a stronger community together by expanding our capacity through hospital development projects and community partnerships. The plan addresses years of necessary investments that have not kept pace with growth and changes in this community.

We know that building more hospital beds alone is not the solution. Our plan to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community means advancing health across the hospital, the system and the community.

Learn more about the plan through these frequently asked questions:


General

This project is a historic health infrastructure renewal and will be a multi-billion dollar investment in the future of health care for the community.

Once the procurement phase for the project is completed, the project cost and successful bidder will be released publicly.

The province covers 90% of the cost of eligible hospital construction, and 100% of the planning costs.

The remaining 10% of construction costs, major equipment, and technology required in the hospital is covered by the hospital’s “local share”.

Local share means the portion of total project costs required to be raised by the local community.

Overall, the local share will be in the range of 15-25% of the overall costs.

As always, the highest standards of patient care will remain our top priority throughout redevelopment. Trillium Health Partners will continue to operate at all of our sites during construction.

There may be disruptions to how you access the site during construction. We will work hard to keep any disruptions of a minimum and will keep you informed of any impacts throughout the process.

Trillium Health Partners is committed to adopting innovative technologies to support the delivery of patient care. The new hospital will use technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to support clinical decision-making and workflows to enable the care team to deliver more effective and efficient diagnostics, treatments, and services.

The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital

  • In planning the location of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, including the parkade, we looked a number of different options, based on:
    • the most effective functioning hospital building for staff to deliver of safe, high quality patient care;
    • the most efficient schedule; and,
    • greatest value for money, and overall cost.
  • After studying a number of site arrangements, it was determined that the best location for the The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is along Hurontario, with the new parkade in the southwest end of the property.
  • The process for building the new hospital is based on ensuring minimal disruption to the hospital care being delivered today, and making sure that traffic flow on the property is manageable so staff, patients, visitors and emergency services can easily access the hospital.
  • The first step is to build a new parkade on the southwest end of the property, adjacent to Bronte College. Once this is completed, the next step is the tear down of the current parkade, Camilla Care Community and the Clinical Administration building (office building facing Hurontario Street) to allow for construction of the new hospital. Camilla will only be torn down once residents have transitioned to a new long-term care home including Wellbrook Place, the two LTC homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga.
  • Once the new hospital build is complete and occupied, the existing Mississauga Hospital will be torn down, with the exception of the J-wing patient tower on the west side of the property.
  • The current parking garage, Camilla Care Community and the Clinical Administration building will come down to allow for the construction of the new hospital as they are located on the footprint of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital.
  • Although it may be counterintuitive given the age of the building, tearing down the Clinical Administration Building allows for the best building configuration, the most cost-effective and fastest project.
  • Alternate design configurations that maintained the Clinical Administration Building would require the new hospital to be built on the south side of the existing property. This would mean the hospital would be built in two phases, increasing the cost and project schedule.
  • As the CA Building comes down, THP will recycle the majority of the building material. Material such as brick, untreated wood, fluorescent bulbs, metal, and unpainted drywall will be sent to a licensed facility, with THP being able to recycle over 80% of those items.
  • Before construction began on the new parking garage, there were over 1,900 parking spots: more than 1,100 in the parking garage, and nearly 800 surface level spots.
  • Once the new parking garage is completed, there will be approximately 1,400 parking spots. During this time some staff will be relocated to nearby office buildings reducing the demand for parking onsite.
  • Once The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital is completed, there will be over 2,500 parking spots: 1,300 in the new parkade, 860 in the hospital's underground parking garage, and an additional 350 surface level parking spots.
  • The parkade design incorporates feedback received from the community.
  • The exterior of the structure is designed with precast concrete wall panels, which will shield vehicle headlights. Densely-placed wall fins have also been incorporated to provide additional shielding as vehicles move through the parking structure. The wall fins are mostly concentrated on the south side of the parkade, facing Bronte College. As a result, the parkade should cause minimal disruption to the local community.
  • The majority of the parking garage will also have a setback of between 7.5 and 10 metres to the neighbouring property, which is aligned with the setback required for the City of Mississauga bylaw.

Exterior Perspective – Aerial View (artistic renderings subject to change)

Exterior Perspective – Aerial View (artistic renderings subject to change)


Exterior Perspective – Eye Level (artistic renderings subject to change)

Exterior Perspective – Eye Level (artistic renderings subject to change)

On April 20, 2022, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Trillium Health Partners (THP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a team to advance the development of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. When the RFP closed on September 30, 2022, IO and THP worked to evaluate the submission and select a partner to enter into a Development Phase Agreement (DPA).

On March 10, 2023, IO and THP entered into a DPA with ED+PCL Healthcare Partners, the Development Partner selected to further develop the project requirements and design, schedule, pricing, and risk management. Once the Development Phase is complete, in approximately two years, it is expected that ED+PCL Healthcare Partners will enter into a fixed-price Project Agreement to design, build, finance, and maintain the project, as well as proceed into the implementation phase for construction of the project.

On Friday, April 1, 2022, THP received an Enhanced Minister’s Zoning Order (EMZO) to rezone the Camilla Care Community property at 2250 Hurontario Street from residential to institutional use as part of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital project. To move forward with construction, the site must be rezoned for hospital use (institutional zoning). The EMZO gives the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing the authority to rezone a particular site, rather than go through the traditional municipal zoning process, which can take up to 12 months or longer. Speeding up this process helps deliver faster access to the much-needed, modern, expanded hospital services this growing community deserves.

The EMZO motion was brought to Mississauga City Council on February 2, 2022 and passed with unanimous support. As part of the process, THP consulted with local community/ratepayer groups, neighbours, stakeholders and held three town halls open to the public (Community Town Hall March 2022 - Presentation). No specific questions or concerns were received from the public during these Town Halls. Questions received through these forums were related to:

  • Cycling routes and intersection safety
  • Alignment and collaboration with LRT construction timelines
  • Traffic impacts
  • Construction timelines
  • Staffing the future hospital
  • Wayfinding and hospital navigation
  • Opportunities for further engagement
  • Appreciation for hospital staff
  • Service delivery and services provided
  • Growth of beds

Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children

THP is leading the way to advance health care and health promotion, by building Ontario’s first hospital for women and children. We know that by supporting the health of women and children we are investing in the health of families and entire communities across generations.

Located within the future Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital, this 200,000-square-foot facility will be equipped with cutting-edge technology and designed to provide the highest standards of care in Maternal, Newborn, Children and Women’s Health. The Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children will be purpose-built for families, offering an array of specialized services and integrated care that will profoundly impact the generational health of the community, from infancy to adulthood and beyond.

The new Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children will feature:

  • A full suite of reproductive, gynecological and children’s health services for all people
  • 31 Birthing Suites
  • 53 Postpartum Beds
  • 56 Level 2C NICU beds
  • 36 Paediatric Beds (including 12 new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Beds)

The Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children at The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will deliver health care that works well for everyone involved — patients, family members, staff and providers, and in a space that is built to meet the unique health care needs of women and children and those who identify as gender diverse, non-binary, non-gender conforming and trans. The new women’s and children’s hospital will include:

  • A full suite of highly specialized reproductive, gynecological and children’s health services for all people, focused on reducing health inequity and nurturing diversity.
  • Dedicated mental health inpatient beds for children and youth - a first for the region.
  • Expert care for pregnancies and births, including those that are high-risk, with modern labour and birthing suites for parents and families.
  • A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with including specially-designed couplet care suites to accommodate parents and babies staying together.
  • Access to state-of-the-art surgical suites to accommodate specialized procedures closer to home.
  • Family-centred care that stretches throughout all areas of the hospital and includes gender-neutral washrooms, breastfeeding areas and a dedicated paediatric zone in the emergency department.
  • Excellent patient and family experience with access to highly-trained specialists.

Every aspect of care delivered will prioritize the experience of women and children to ensure the best quality care and an excellent patient experience, with a focus on teaching, research and innovation that supports and well-being of women, children, and equity-deserving groups. While it will be called a hospital for women and children, we are committed to creating safe environments for care for all people and families, including those who identify as gender diverse, non-binary, gender-non conforming, transgender and other gender identities. We will offer a full suite of reproductive and gynecological health services in an inclusive, safe space.

The Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children will deliver health care that works well for everyone involved — patients, family members, staff and providers, and in a space that is built to meet the unique health care needs of women and children and families. By collocating specialized services including birthing services, postpartum, neonatal, gynecological and paediatric care, we will be better positioned to care for and respond to the needs of our community. This means that women and children will have access to highly specialized care in a state-of-the-art setting, that is closer to home, and can support them throughout their life span. We are committed to creating safe environments for care for all people and families, including those who identify as gender diverse, non-binary, non-gender conforming and trans.

All of our emergency departments will be resourced to support women and children in emergencies, including emergency births. All planned births will be at the new hospital when it opens.

The new Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children will be a part of an integrated system of care, connected to both CVH and our network of partners in the community and region. This means that the CVH Emergency Department will continue to be equipped to provide safe and high-quality care for women and children. In addition, surgeries related to Oncology/Cancer, including gynecologic oncology, will remain at CVH. All other clinical services for women and children will be moved to The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. All our emergency departments will be resourced to support women and children in emergencies, including emergency births.

Right now, our services are not collocated or consolidated – we want to integrate as much as possible before moving into the new space, in ways that maximize quality, access and sustainability, and prepare our people, patients and community. This work has already begun with the consolidation of all inpatient paediatric to CVH. We will ensure that any changes we make continue to meet the needs of the community in the interim and that there is strong communication and engagement along the way.

THP is a trusted provider of paediatric care within our region and wants to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients and families. The past year has demonstrated the benefits for children, families, and staff of operating THPs pediatric in-patient beds at one site. Our clinical teams can better keep the same number of beds open for children and families needing care. To sustain these benefits into the future, we are sharing that we have decided to operate the inpatient Paediatric unit (3C) at CVH until the build of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital. In addition to these benefits, Emergency Department (ED) access for children and families has remained available to the community at MH, and cross-site transfers are initiated when admission is required. As we prepare for the Fall and Winter season, stabilizing our platform is critical and solidifying this consolidation will help with that.

THP is a growing and learning organization and there will be many new and expanded roles as we advance our plan for this new hospital. While locations and how we deliver care to meet the needs of our community will change over time, there will be an opportunity for all of our talented people and new people we will recruit to be a part of this change. We will continue to engage with and plan with our people to support these transitions carefully.

Trillium Health Partners offers highly specialized health care services across three main hospital sites including the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre, as well as several satellite locations from Toronto to Oakville. For Mississauga Residents, the average driving time to travel to Mississauga Hospital is 21 minutes and the average driving time to get to Credit Valley Hospital is 16 minutes. We know access to services is important for the community, and through investments in transportation infrastructure, like the Hazel McCallion Line along Hurontario Street, timely access to our hospital sites will continue to grow.

All Urgent Care and Emergency Departments will be open and accessible to women and people with gynecological and pregnancy-related needs. If they need a different level of care than that site provides, we will safely get them to where they need to be. THP will continue to communicate on the locations of programs and services, and no matter which door a member of our community enters through, we will ensure they have access to the care they need, including gynecological and reproductive health services.

Now and in the future, children and families can come to any of our emergency departments to get timely access to the care they need. When a child arrives at the Mississauga Hospital or Credit Valley Hospital emergency department and needs a different level of care or needs to be moved to another hospital/site, we will get them to where they need to be safely. Whether it is urgent care, emergency care, inpatient admission or access to specialists, families in Mississauga and West Toronto can get access to care closer to home.

We have already started engaging the community on the need for more services and new hospitals; the response has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive to date. This announcement will enable us to engage more with the community– through awareness building, education, and offering opportunities to provide feedback on the experiences they want to have within the new Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children and the hospital’s plans for the future.

THP offers comprehensive health care services through our three main hospital sites and satellite locations. Services are organized and delivered to ensure that patients receive the right care in the right location at the right time. For specialty services, centres of expert care that bring together highly specialized health care professionals and equipment and other resources ensure we can deliver the highest quality of care in the most efficient way, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes. Each hospital site plays a crucial role in delivering these specialized services: Credit Valley Hospital serves as the regional centre for cancer and chronic kidney care, Mississauga Hospital as the centre for cardiac health, stroke, neurological care, and future regional centre for women's and children's care, while Queensway Health Centre specializes in seniors, rehabilitation, and complex continuing care. The consolidation of women's and children's services at the future Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will also create additional capacity at Credit Valley Hospital, addressing the growing healthcare needs of the city's northwest region. These specialized services are a part of an interconnected system of inclusive care that is delivered through partnerships across the continuum of care, including long-term care, home and community, primary care and public health.

While it will be called a hospital for women and children, we are committed to creating safe environments for care for all people and families, including those who identify as gender diverse, non-binary, non-gender conforming and trans. We will offer a full suite of reproductive and gynecological health services in an inclusive, safe space. By focusing on women and children, we will intentionally design for the unique healthcare needs of these patient populations, which have been historically overlooked in the design and planning of healthcare services as well as other equity-deserving groups.

On September 26, 2023, Trillium Health Partners (THP), and the Government of Ontario, announced their plans to advance health care and health promotion, by building Ontario’s first Women's and Children's Hospital. By focusing on women, children, and equity-deserving groups, THP will provide one-of-a-kind services and integrated care that will improve generational health in Mississauga and West Toronto.

Integration of Women’s and Children’s Services at CVH in 2025

Currently, women's and children's services are spread between Mississauga Hospital (MH) and Credit Valley Hospital (CVH). Our plan is to bring these services together at CVH to create a more organized and convenient care model for Trillium Health Partners (THP) patients and staff. This change will also provide a common experience and more effectively manage the increasing demand in our community. Full integration into the CVH site is planned for 2025, providing a cohesive space until our new Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children is ready for use.

Construction started at Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) in April 2024, and services will fully integrate into this site in 2025. We will provide more specific timelines as they become available and will ensure impacted patients have as much notice as possible.

The investment into redeveloping the existing program space at CVH is long-term – we are redeveloping the space in a way that is transferable to whichever program moves in when the Women’s and Children’s Program moves to the Shah Family Hospital for Women and Children.

Bringing these services together in one place will provide a more integrated care model for patients, their families, and THP staff. This change will also integrate our specialized teams, resources, and services and offer a common experience for patients and families, while enabling our teams to more effectively manage the increasing demand in the community.

The Women’s and Children’s Program integration at CVH will be a temporary measure that will help us more efficiently manage growing volumes over the coming years. The new hospital and the space it will provide will be essential for us to meet the volume demands of our growing community.

Now and in the future, children and families can come to any of our emergency departments to get timely access to the care they need. When a patient arrives at the MH or CVH emergency department and needs a different level of care or needs to be moved to another hospital/site, we will get them to where they need to be safely. Whether it is urgent care, emergency care, inpatient admission or access to specialists, families in Mississauga and West Toronto can get access to care. No matter which door a member of our community enters through, we will ensure they have access to the care they need when they need it, including gynecological and reproductive health services.

Expanding The Future Home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre

Freestanding rehab and complex care facilities are common throughout our health system and aligned with best practices. To have a purpose-built, specifically designed centre that offers the continuum of rehabilitation and functional restoration beds in one place is an important service for our community The expansion of the Queensway Health Centre will be a specially designed, purpose-built rehab and CCC centre, where care is focused on restoring function, optimizing functional independence, and improving quality of life.

The existing site will remain and continue to be used for patient care. Some areas will be renovated as part of this project.

  • Following Financial Close in February 2024, EllisDon Corporation – who was awarded the fixed-price contract to build the new patient tower and finance the expansion of the future home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre – began construction work in the same month.
  • Patient tower occupancy and final completion is planned for 2029.
  • The new parking garage offers eight levels of parking and 800 spaces, in addition to about 400 existing surface level spots.
  • Once construction for the future home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre is complete, there will be over 1,400 parking spaces throughout the property.

In February 2024, EllisDon Corporation was awarded a fixed-price contract of $1.3 billion to build and finance a new patient care tower at the Future Home of The Gilgan Family Queensway Health Centre.

THP is implementing comprehensive plans to minimize disruptions to patient care and staff operations, including clear communication channels and contingency plans.

While there may be some adjustments during the construction phase, the expansion aims to improve efficiency and enhance our ability to deliver high-quality care to our patients and community.

Seniors’ Campus of Care

  • The new Seniors’ Campus of Care will function as an interconnected community for seniors and caregivers, providing a broad range of services and programs that meet the needs of those it serves.
  • Wellbrook Place, two new long-term care homes with a total of 632 beds, is part of the first phase of the campus and will address the current lack of access to long-term care in this community and create capacity in hospitals where many patients wait for long-term care placement. The long-term care homes include specialized services including Enhanced Supportive Neighborhoods, bariatric-friendly rooms, and virtual connection to specialized medical care.
  • Also part of the first phase development is a renal centre with 16-dialysis stations, operated by Trillium Health Partners, to serve both the long-term care and community residents, and a Seniors Hub, operated by PCH, that will offer an innovative model of coordinated, community-based seniors’ care.
  • Future phases include Mississauga’s first residential hospice (built and operated by Heart House Hospice) and a Health Services Building, which will offer a suite of seniors focused services (yet to be determined) and will support people receiving the right care in the right place at the right time.
  • Trillium Health Partners (THP) looked at more than 100 properties across Mississauga. A number of factors were considered in the decision about where to locate, including: compatibility with surrounding uses; community needs; size of site and dimensions; and, cost.
  • The property at 2180 Speakman Drive was selected due to:
    • Location – south Mississauga has the oldest population / highest concentration of seniors and demand for health care services will continue to grow in this area
    • Opportunity to provide community-based services in an area where THP does not currently have health services
    • Conveniently located near the QEW
    • Proximity to palliative physicians at Mississauga Hospital (10 minutes) and Credit Valley Hospital (11 minutes); Credit Valley Hospital will be the clinical lead physicians at the residential hospice
    • Close to parkland and residential area, so that people in south Mississauga can age and receive care in their own community in a more home-like and community setting
    • Affordability
  • It is estimated that Mississauga will need 2,720 LTC beds, or 136 new beds per year by 2040 to keep pace with population growth and aging. The two homes will add 632 new LTC beds to Mississauga in an area that has historically been underserved.
  • Seniors who live in Mississauga South West (SW), experience more hospitalizations than the rest of the community, approximately 6,000 unscheduled hospital admissions in 2019/20 of seniors who were 65+. Introducing a Seniors’ Campus of Care will help to prevent hospitalization of seniors and enable them to receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

Wellbrook Place

Partners Community Health, the not-for-profit organization that will operate the long-term care homes, announced the name of the two homes as Wellbrook Place. Click here to learn more about Wellbrook Place and the naming process of the homes: Announcing New Name For Partners Community Health Long-Term Care Homes On Speakman Drive - Partners Community Health.

Wellbrook Place, the long-term care homes at 2180 Speakman Drive, will be operated by Partners Community Health, a new, independent not-for-profit organization focused on bringing health care services together around the needs of people living in Mississauga

The long-term care homes feature the latest standards for LTC home design and safety, including single-occupancy bedrooms, appropriately sized lounge and dining areas, outdoor terraces and spaces, and enhancements to HVAC including capability for 100% fresh air supply. The homes will also include programs that allow people to receive the care they need close to home, including:

  • Two units specially-designed to safely care for people who live with advanced dementia (Enhanced Supportive Neighborhoods);
  • Bariatric rooms throughout the homes, built and furnished to support an underserved LTC population;
  • A dialysis program, adjacent to the long-term care home and operated by THP to support LTC residents living with chronic kidney disease; and,
  • Virtual models of care will be used to connect the homes to hospital specialists at THP, increasing the quality of resident care.

People interested in seeking placement at Wellbrook Place will go through the same process that applies to all LTC in Ontario as set by the Province. This process includes an assessment to determine eligibility for LTC, selecting up to five homes of interest, and placement depending on availability. The Province identifies those in certain communities and individuals coming out of hospital as having priority access to certain LTC homes. Living in close proximity to a LTC home does not mean a request will be accepted to a particular home. For more information on the placement process, you can visit Partner Community Health’s Website or email info@partnerscommunityhealth.ca as Partners Community Health will be operating the LTC homes.

As part of the planning and design stages of the Wellbrook Place development Trillium Health Partners completed light, shadow and traffic studies that were submitted to the City of Mississauga.

Wellbrook Place will have 308 parking spots. This allows us to offer 100 more parking spots than required by the municipal standard.
Expansion of parking for the hospice and the health services building will be determined through the future planning process.

To stay up to date on information about Wellbrook Place, please visit Wellbrook Place - Partners Community Health and join the mailing list.

The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program

The donation will help build diagnostic imaging services in The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital Canada’s largest hospital and support advancement of our existing diagnostic imaging program across all three Trillium Health Partners’ sites. There is a significant need for this investment because diagnostic imaging capacity is already strained, with 24% of current emergency patients needing advanced diagnostic imaging and we expect that number to increase to 30% by 2025.

The future home of The Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital will feature a diagnostic imaging program that is 66% larger than it is currently. The new hospital will mean more beds, shorter wait times and better access to specialists closer to home.

  Current Mississauga Hospital Future Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital
MRI 2 3
CT Scanner 2 5
Mammography 2 2
X-ray Room 4 6
Ultrasound rooms 7 11
Intervential Radiology Single Plane 1 2
Intervential Radiology Bi-Plane 1 2
Cath Lab 3 8
Cath Lab EP Single Plane 1 1
Cath Lab EP BiPlane 0 2

Any existing named spaces, services or centres within the diagnostic imaging program will retain their name and now be part of The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program. For example, The Michèle S. Darling Women's Imaging and Assessment Centre is part of The Cator Family Diagnostic Imaging Program.