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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital. It is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1899, by a group of community-minded women who met in Toronto to discuss the creation of a "Home for Incurable Children".

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
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Geography
Location150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4G 1R8
Organisation
Care systemMedicare
Hospital typePaediatric Rehabilitation
Affiliated universityUniversity of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Services
Emergency departmentNo
Beds75
History
Founded1899 as Home for Incurable Children
Links
Websitehttp://www.hollandbloorview.ca/

As of 2005, the Centre provides hospital care, outpatient clinics, an integrated kindergarten school programme, assistive technology services and community outreach activities to about 7,000 children and youth with disabilities and their families each year. The most common conditions are cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, muscular dystrophy, amputation, epilepsy, spina bifida, and cleft lip and palate, and a range of developmental disabilities including autism.

It is associated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Prior to 2006, the centre was called the Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre. From 1957 to the mid-1980s, it was known as the Ontario Crippled Children's Centre (OCCC).[1] Bloorview part of the hospital's name came from their former home at 192 Bloor Street East, also known as Bloorview. The McMillian part came from Dr. Hugh McMillian, former assistant administrator at the hospital and stricken by polio.[2] His name was added to the hospital in 1985.

Today the hospital is named for donors Susanne and Bill Holland. Bill Holland was CEO of CI Financial Corporation.[3]

Bloorview Kids Foundation is the largest foundation supporting childhood disability in Canada. The Foundation was established in 1996 to inspire community interest and raise funds in support of children and youth with disabilities at Bloorview Kids Rehab.

The site of the old Bloorview Hospital on Sheppard Avenue East in North York was sold to developers, though Bloorview retains a nursery centre in Forest Hill.

Since 2006, the hospital is located on 150 Kilgour Road, between Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the community of Leaside.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.bloorview.ca/about/history/fullhistory.php Archived November 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [1] Archived September 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Home - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation".

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