The inaugural meeting of the National Sanitarium Association (NSA), West Park's founding body, was held on April 23.
The Toronto Free Hospital for Consumptive Poor was opened by the NSA and Sir William Gage, the NSA's founder, on Sept. 2.
The Connaught School of Nursing, which was established on campus and later became affiliated with the University of Toronto, graduated its first nurse.
The Open Air School for Tuberculous Children started classes in order to ensure children being treated in hospital for the disease continued to receive education.
The Great Fire of Dec. 1 destroyed several buildings. Pavilions were built shortly after to accommodate displaced TB patients.
The Main Medical Building (Kathleen Honorah Prittie) was opened. Surgeries performed there included pneumothorax, a common procedure for early TB patients.
The Queen Mary Hospital for Tuberculous Children - the only hospital in the world devoted to the treatment of children with the disease - was opened on June 3.
The Davies Cottage for tuberculous infants was opened, providing care and comfort for even the youngest TB patients.
The hospital's first x-ray machines and fluoroscope were installed.
The hospital's name changed to The Toronto Hospital for Consumptives, but was more commonly known in the community as The Weston Sanatorium or Weston Hospital.
The hospital joined the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).
The first major operation (spinal fusion) was performed on Apr. 29 in the Main Medical Building.
The Surgical (A.E. Ames) Building was opened and became the new home for most surgical procedures.
The E.L. Ruddy Building was opened, bringing the total bed complement at the hospital to 650.
The first effective medication, streptomycin, was discovered and used effectively in tandem with other medications to treat tuberculosis. TB mortality rates began to decline.
Fires destroyed the Pavilions and Assembly Hall on May 23.
The hospital received its first accreditation award from the Canadian Council on Hospital Accreditation.
An Outpatient Department and Chronic Illness Unit were opened.
The hospital assumed the care of Inuit adults and children with tuberculosis through a government initiative to help curb the prevalence of TB among this vulnerable population.
The Osler School of Nursing was established on site.
A Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Unit was opened, expanding the hospital's evolving expertise in the treatment of respiratory disorders.
The Sanatoria for Consumptives Act was repealed. The Toronto Hospital, Weston was designated a chronic hospital under the Public Hospitals Act.
The Amputee Program was established.
A new physiotherapy department and a Stroke/Neurological Rehabilitation Program were opened.
The hospital's name changed to West Park Hospital.
The hospital's Main Building and the Dorothy Macham Day Hospital were opened.
Terry Fox visited the Prosthetic Department on his Marathon of Hope. A formal Respirology Program was established.
West Park's begins its first major fundraising capital campaign to build the Gage Building.
A Chronic Assisted Ventilatory Care (CAVC) Unit was established.
The Gage Transitional Living Centre/Gage Building opened.
A Post-Polio Program was established.
West Park opened its Assessment Centre, which provides independent, third-party assessments and other services for the insurance industry.
A Geriatric Rehabilitation Service was opened.
The Prittie Building was demolished to accommodate a new long-term care centre.
A renovated 22-bed state-of-the-art TB Unit was opened. The hospital's name changed to West Park Healthcare Centre.
A new 26-bed Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Service opened.
The new 200-bed long-term care centre was opened.
West Park's foundation launched its $26-million Raising the Bar Campaign.
The NSA donated $1 million to establish the first ever NSA Chair for Respiratory Rehabilitation Research.
West Park responded to the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) crisis by opening an interim SARS unit in less than six hours. A new 26-bed Functional Enhancement Service opened.
West Park celebrates its centennial year.
West Park implements Electronic Health Record – including Clinical Documentation and Medication Order Entry/Medication Administration Record.
West Park is designated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a Centre of Excellence for Long-Term Ventilation.
West Park approved for $3 million planning and development grant from MOHLTC to support a detailed business case for redevelopment.
Opening of the West Park Family Health Team.
West Park receives Provincial approval to move ahead with campus development and hospital expansion year.