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Toronto’s SickKids breaks ground on Patient Support Centre


PSC groundbreaking ceremony

Photo by SickKids Foundation.

Yesterday, downtown Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and its charitable foundation held an official groundbreaking ceremony for their new 22-storey Patient Support Centre (PSC).

The ceremony follows eight months of demolition. The site for the PSC was formerly occupied by SickKids’ Elizabeth McMaster Building, an eight-storey laboratory and administrative facility built in 1987.

The project team for the PSC includes:

Construction of the PSC is part of SickKids’ campus redevelopment effort, Project Horizon, which will reportedly involve renewing or renovating virtually all clinical care and support areas of the hospital over approximately 10 years.

The PSC will house the SickKids Learning Institute, a simulation centre, workspaces for the hospital’s management, professionals and support staff and collaboration spaces for all staff from across the campus.

The next phase of the project, the Peter Gilgan Family Patient Care Tower, will house critical care and inpatient units, a blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy unit, specialized operating theatres, diagnostic imaging facilities and an expanded emergency department. Finally, renovations to other areas of the existing campus will support new and existing outpatient clinics.