TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire -04/19/12)- On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, today toured the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
One of the largest facilities of its kind, the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre spans across two wings of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Ms. Adams took part in the residents' afternoon social hour, taking the opportunity to visit and speak with Veterans living at Sunnybrook and to meet with the facility's staff.
"Our Government's top priority is to ensure our Veterans and their families receive the care and support they need, when they need it," said Minister Blaney. "I commend the staff at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre for their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional, personalized long-term care to our nation's truest heroes."
"Our country's heroes deserve the best care possible, and the Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook delivers," said Member of Parliament Adams. "The residents, their family members, and the staff at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre provided me with a good understanding of the care provided to our Veterans. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to visit with the men and women who served our country and to see how the staff members go above and beyond to ensure that our heroes are assisted in their time of need."
Sunnybrook Hospital, in partnership with the Government of Canada, has been proudly serving the needs of Veterans since 1948, providing both acute and long-term care. The hospital stands as a symbol of the nation's gratitude to our Veterans.
For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada's programs and services, please visit www.veterans.gc.ca.
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Veterans Affairs Canada
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