The Ontario government is investing approximately $30 million to build the new Windsor Regional Hospital to connect people with improved treatments for patients with cancer and cardiovascular disease as well as facilitate more patients in the Windsor-Essex Region to be diagnosed and treated closer to home.
“Our government is giving Windsor Regional Hospital the funds it needs to provide the best possible care to patients in the region while we work towards building a new and modern hospital,”
“This means that patients in the area will no longer have to travel far distances to receive treatment, leading to faster care and improved quality of life,” said Sylvia Jones, Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.
This investment by the Windsor Regional Hospital will also go towards the renovation of its cardiac catheterization lab, which is where patients receive angiograms, angioplasties, and other minimally invasive cardiac tests and procedures and will expand the 24-hour operating catheterization lab by adding a second catheterization table offering continual and convenient access for cardiac patients in the region.
Apart from saving time for the patients who had to travel to London, two hours away, or cross the border to Detroit for urgent procedures, this investment will enable the hospital to expand its cancer center to accommodate a new linear accelerator, which provides cancer patients with necessary radiation therapy treatment.
This additional linear accelerator will allow Windsor Regional Hospital to treat more cancer patients with life-saving radiation therapy even sooner than before.