Six years ago on April 14, 2013, Bridgepoint moved from the half-round building into a new purpose-built hospital. Since then, the 10th floor unit has remained unoccupied.
There was always a vision for this unit – a unit envisioned to specifically meet the needs of our palliative patients and their families. It was designed with 24 single private rooms, space for family members to spend the night and direct access to our rooftop terrace.
This past fall, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced funding to open a new 32-bed medical rehabilitation unit on 4 North, creating the opportunity to relocate the palliative care program.
On April 29, Bridgepoint celebrated the move of the Albert and Temmy Latner Family Palliative Care Unit to the 10th floor and the opening of a new medical rehab unit on 4 North. Joined by Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the official ribbon was cut to mark the realization of Bridgepoint’s clinical spaces as they were originally envisioned and designed! Congratulations!