In March 2018, the Ontario government under Premier Kathleen Wynne announced up to $2.4 billion for a new SickKids. Three months later, before the pledge could be fulfilled, Wynne’s government lost the provincial election. Premier Doug Ford’s recent funding commitment replaces Wynne’s pledge.
The Ontario government grant will support design and construction costs of a new SickKids.
SickKids is a vital provincial—and national—service. Rebuilding the hospital is just as vital. Because it’s such a large, important capital project, costs must be shared by a combination of government, hospital, and donor support.
SickKids is both a local children’s hospital and a global leader in paediatric health-care. We treat broken arms and appendicitis, rare brain cancers and fetal heart defects. Our patients come from across the city, province and country, and even the world for treatments not available in their home community. For children and families in medical crisis, we are a beacon of hope. We’ve always been on the frontlines in the fight for child health, but today our biggest battle is against the limits of an old building. At a time when patient volume and disease complexity are increasing, SickKids stands at a critical crossroads, severely limited in our ability to provide state-of-the-art care in an antiquated building.
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