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One thousand opportunities.
One million dollars to change
the face of health care for women.
The Ontario government directs 46% of spending to care for more patients, many of them chronically ill, within a system designed for acute illnesses and reactive treatment. Women’s College Hospital has a solution: we are changing the very definition of hospital and creating a health-care system that delivers services better, faster safer and more cost-effectively than ever before.
The 450,000 square-foot Women’s College Hospital will not only deliver health-care better, faster, safer and more cost-effectively; it will also advance research into new models of care that can impact and benefit patients everywhere. The $70 million project is on schedule toward the opening of the first phase in 2013, and the second phase in 2015.
Nearly 20% of patients discharged from Toronto hospitals are readmitted within three months. Women’s College Hospital’s Virtual Ward applies the best elements of care to patients discharged from Toronto hospitals so they can recover in the comfort of home. It offers direct, 24/7 access to physicians and other health-care professionals, dramatically reducing the need for patient readmission.
Patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and arthritis account for 1.7 million days per year in acute care hospitals and a significant portion of health-care costs. Women’s College Hospital will offer patients a different type of care — programs focused on wellness, inspired by research and aimed at getting them back to their lives as quickly as possible.
Women’s College Hospital’s internationally-recognized research team is tackling some of the greatest health challenges of our time. Inspired by our achievements, we are building a living laboratory and setting the course for a new era of knowledge creation and translation that will help keep people where they want to be: out of hospital.
We identify the problems that strain and undermine Ontario’s health system to inform targeted solutions for better managing illness and preventing health crises. By improving health-care access and delivery for Ontarians, we’re building models of care that can support health and well-being for all Canadians. It’s about delivering care that works, the first time.