Thanks to donor support, the revitalization included:
- Improved research space
- A new, more functional main entrance and drop-off area
- Enhanced indoor therapy facilities
- An outdoor therapeutic recreation horticultural garden
- Expanded and consolidated outpatient services
Through their generous support to establish The George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities, the Ploder Family has helped transform Lyndhurst Centre into a modern facility that provides patients with the equipment, tools and environment to accelerate their recovery.
The George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities now play a vital role in the rehabilitation process for individuals living with spinal cord injury. These fully-equipped modern fitness and wellness facilities are used on a daily basis by virtually all inpatients and outpatients at Lyndhurst for intensive rehabilitation to maximize recovery.
Inspired by the compassionate work of staff and researchers, in 2008 the Ploders made their first investment to create new therapy and skills-training facilities. New state-of-the-art equipment has improved patients' mobility, function and balance.
In 2013, the Ploder Family generously supported renovations to enhance the physiotherapy spaces and the entire occupational therapy area to further augment patient care and rehabilitation.
The second phase of redevelopment at The George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities is now complete. These renovations have made a tremendous difference in quality of care and therapy for patients. Toronto Rehab Foundation is deeply grateful to the Ploder family for their important investment in Toronto Rehab. Learn more about the Ploders
Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre provides a unique and encouraging environment that inspires new possibilities.
Photographed at Lyndhurst Centre is Board Member and former patient Robert MacDonald.
Subheading: $10-million renovation at Lyndhurst Centre
Toronto Rehab has embarked on a $10-million renovation to transform Lyndhurst Centre to create a modern, well-designed, and rejuvenated health care facility where both patients and families will feel comfortable, confident and well supported, and where their needs for privacy, confidentiality and personalized care will easily be met. It will also be an effective, efficient working environment where our highly specialized staff will have the space and technology they need to provide exceptional, state-of-the-art health care services.
To enhance the delivery of care, enable increased intake in the number and acuity of patients, and improve rehabilitation recovery and overall patient life outcomes, this much needed renovation includes:
- Improving patient room configurations, lighting and décor while making bedrooms fully accessible;
- Creating more functional spaces for patient and family use;
- Building private, accessible 3-piece bathrooms to replace shared facilities;
- Implementing the latest patient safety (including falls prevention) and infection control protocols; and
- Essential updates, renovations and retrofits to meet current building codes.