Why can’t you work out of the new Abilities Centre in Durham Region?
The Abilities Centre in Whitby is an inclusive space for recreation, sports and the arts. It is a wonderful facility and we are fortunate to have it in Durham Region. Many of the specialized rehabilitation services and supports, as well as the specialty medical clinics offered at Grandview can not be supported there. However, Grandview has recently transferred some adolescent services to the Abilities Centre. Adolescent clients requiring physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work services from Grandview now receive most of their services at the Abilities Centre. Grandview incurred a renovation expense, as well as a new rent cost in order to provide adolescent services at the Abilities Centre. The decision was based on benefit to the adolescents and their families, and moving some adolescent services to the Abilities Centre freed up some space at Grandview's Oshawa location.