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Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook’s Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre will be the first of its kind in Canada. Once constructed, it will be a state-of-the-art facility that will lead the way for revolutionary solutions to the most devastating brain disorders of our time, including stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), as well as mood and anxiety disorders.

It will also be home to the Murphy Family Centre for Mental Health where comprehensive inpatient treatment and care will be provided for youth and adults.

The Centre will be three storeys with 121,000 square feet and capacity to expand and grow.

It will be a unique and collaborative space, unprecedented in the field of brain sciences.

Here, a multidisciplinary team of experts will be dedicated to providing patients with compassionate and leading-edge clinical care. It will be a global hub of innovation where we will be able to accelerate the discovery of the next generation of treatments, prevention, and possible cures to the world’s most debilitating brain conditions.

Sunnybrook’s Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre will support these areas of care:

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Collaboration »

At Sunnybrook’s Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre, collaboration is an integral driver in treatment and care. Interdisciplinary experts across the field of brain sciences will be brought together under one roof, from psychiatry, neurology, imaging, pharmacology, neurosurgery, geriatric medicine and beyond.

Breaking geographical barriers and harnessing the expertise of some of the most talented minds in brain sciences in one location, is a powerful driver for innovation across disciplines that will accelerate discovery as well as the implementation of future forward clinical models of care.

Body and brain health »

There will be an integrated approach to the treatment of mental and physical health here at the Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre. The care of brain and body will be considered together, rather than separately, leading to thoughtful and thorough approaches and potential solutions to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of life-altering brain conditions. The new building will also house inpatient care through the Murphy Family Centre for Mental Health, providing youth, adults and the elderly with expert support and care.

Care across the lifespan »

From youth through adulthood, into the elderly years, we have you covered. Our youth psychiatry division is one of the largest of its kind in Ontario where we provide leading care for adolescents with mental illness. Elderly patients benefit from our expertise in dementia, depression or post-stroke disability.

We are committed to improving lives through better diagnosis, treatment and enduring care.

Embedding education and research in care »

As an academic health sciences centre, we will successfully incorporate research and education into leading-edge care.

Our interdisciplinary health experts will contribute to training the next generation of clinicians, researchers and health-care professionals. As we grow and share that knowledge, we will discover new treatments and ways to prevent disease, helping to improve brain health here and around the world.

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Sunnybrook’s Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre will be three stories tall, with 121,000 square feet and capacity to expand and grow. It will help dramatically in improving patient care. Inpatient care in the Murphy Family Centre for Mental Health will span across the ages from youth to the elderly. This will be a collaborative space, fostering innovations in treatments for brain and mental health and redefining how care is delivered to patients.