On July 15, St. Joseph’s Health Centre moved about 40% of its patients – babies, children, adults and seniors – into new and expanded space in the new Our Lady of Mercy Wing. This new patient care wing – the first in more than 30 years – is only possible because of donors like you.
The new 130,000 square foot wing has four new floors of expanded space and 145 beds for our friends and neighbours, including two new floors for adults and seniors, an expanded Family Birthing Centre that can accommodate up to 4,000 births each year (1,000 more than we can now), one of the city’s best Neonatal Intensive Care Units, and one floor dedicated to caring for kids. The children’s floor is home to our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, one of the largest in the city, and the beloved Just for Kids Clinic.
See the photos below for a sneak peek of the new space at a donor reception for our generous supporters and a community open house for our friends and neighbours. The images were generously taken and donated by Andrew Chomentowski of Image
St. Joe's welcomes first baby born in the Our Lady of Mercy Wing
On July 15, 98 patients moved into the new Our Lady of Mercy Wing, five included tiny babies transferring to the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. And at 10:24 p.m. that night, St. Joe’s welcomed baby Felix Kosnik as the first baby born in the new wing, weighing 9.6 lbs. Felix is the fourth child for mom, Ewa, and her husband Karol. The family’s two eldest children were also born at St. Joe’s, and come here when needed to see their paediatrician Dr. Eddy Lau.
“The staff and wonderful and were a great support,” said Ewa. “Everyone worked together as a great team.” Father Karol added: “We are so lucky to have such wonderful care. Felix has very wonderful siblings waiting to meet him.”
To see a real-time timeline of the move and to read more about this major redevelopment project, please visit www.stjoe.on.ca