Residents across Durham Region, including in Whitby, will have better access to health care closer to home with the expansion of the Oshawa Clinic Group to Whitby in 2024.
On Friday, Associate Minister of Transportation Stan Cho, MPP Lorne Coe and Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell joined the clinic and other attendees in celebrating a significant milestone, breaking ground for the new state-of-the-art medical facility.
The four-storey, 154,000 square-foot Whitby Health Centre is being built at the southwest corner of Des Newman Boulevard and Bonacord Avenue in West Whitby – an area anticipated to be one of Durham Region’s fastest areas of growth over the next 11 years. The clinic’s central location will enable the 85 physicians (including both specialists and family physicians) who will provide care through the facility to better serve patients from across the region.
The clinic will be the largest private multidisciplinary medical group practice in Canada, said a Whitby statement. Through the Whitby Health Centre, residents will have access to a wide range of non-acute healthcare services, including cardiology, physiotherapy, fertility, men’s health, audiology and psychology. The clinic will also feature a walk-in urgent care centre.
“As our town continues to grow, it is important that our residents have convenient access to a wide range of health care services close to home. We are pleased to see the clinic break ground in our town and look forward to the facility’s opening in 2024. My thanks to Minister Mulroney, MPP Coe and MTO staff for their ongoing support for this important project,” said Mitchell.
“We are excited for today’s ground-breaking and opening of the Whitby Health Centre in early 2024. This new modern medical facility will enable us to provide expanded healthcare services to patients across Durham Region for many years. We are thankful for the efforts of the Ministry of Transportation who helped facilitate our acquisition of an adjacent parcel of land to enable this project to come to fruition,” said Jeff Warford, Chief Executive Officer, Oshawa Clinic Group.
- Over the next 11 years, Whitby’s population is expected to grow by more than 40 per cent.
- The new medical building will employ 350 people.
- The medical building will be a one-stop convenience for the majority of non-acute healthcare needs, including: cardiology centre, fertility clinic, men’s health centre, sleep clinic, psychology centre, diagnostic imaging clinic, laboratory, a physiotherapy clinic and more
- The urgent care centre will be open 364 days of the year.