It should read 10 Closest in Proximity to Etobicoke as only 3 are actually in or close to the border. The Closest Hospital to Central Etobicoke is Etobicoke North General / William Osler Health. This location is in North Etobicoke across from Guelph-Humber College on Hwy 27 North. Across from Sherway Gardens is the Trillium Health Centre down in South Central Etobicoke. St. Joseph's is South East border of Etobicoke/Toronto on The Queensway at Roncesvalles. 

YELP offers up reviews of all sorts of businesses and I found it intriguing that some people have chosen to review a hospital. Some favourably, some not so. in an Inside Toronto article reporting on a recent Health Forum meeting of the following panel members and Public. Panelists included Matt Anderson, president and CEO of William Osler Health System, which includes Etobicoke General Hospital, Dr. Samir Sinha, expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Care Strategy and director of geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network, and Scott McLeod, CEO of the Central West LHIN (Local Health Integration Network).

Did you know that "While Ontario’s nearly two million seniors make up about 15 percent of the province’s population, they account for nearly half of its current health-care spending." The Central Etobicoke riding has one of the highest proportions of seniors in Canada. Etobicoke General;s "emergency department will treat 72,000 patients this year. It was built in 1972 to handle 35,000 patients a year."

"Life expectancy in the Central West LHIN is the highest in Ontario at 86.3 year's" says  Scott McLeod, CEO of the Central West LHIN (Local Health Integration Network). LHINs fund hospitals, Community Care Access Centres, community support services, mental health and addiction services, Community Health Centres and long-term care homes.

A follow-up meeting by the MPP Baker will host a community consultation on “Patients First” to solicit residents’ feedback Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Humber Valley United Church,  76 Anglesey Blvd.

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