Major Updates Coming to Mississauga Hospitals Due To Increasing Demands
The Trillium Health Partners shared their achievement and a new development project at the Annual Community Address.
Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community-based hospital systems in Canada. It is comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre.
The hospital recently shared that over the past year, it has received over 1.7 million patient visits and 276,003 visits to the hospital’s Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centre. This is a significant increase from previous years. They have also performed 65,520 surgeries and delivered 8,364 babies.
The Trillium Health Partners estimates that over the next 20 years, no hospital in Ontario will require more services or beds than them. So in order to meet this demand, the hospital is planning a major redevelopment and expansion project at the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre. The project aims to increase the capacity of health care services for the community. It is also working with partners to advance plans for new long-term care beds and palliative services in Mississauga.
With the support of the community, they have raised $38.8 million for the hospital to ensure they are able to provide high-quality care and meet the increasing demands.
Trillium Health Partners also highlighted their achievements in 2018.
They have stated that they have increased capacity inside and outside the hospital to provide more patients with the right care in the right place at the right time.
They have also shared that the hospital has made great strides in wait times.
They have cut the wait time for high priority cancer surgery by 14 per cent. They have also improved wait times for the Ontario Breast Screening Program MRIs by 48 per cent. They have also improved the time it takes to receive the cardiac procedure to stop a heart attack by 7 per cent, which has made the hospitals a top provincial performer.
The hospital is also the first to obtain the DaVinci Xi, an advanced surgical robot as part of Trillium Health Partners’ Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program.
“Trillium Health Partners has such an important connection with the community. We have the honour and the privilege of being entrusted to provide care for the community and that is what inspires us to challenge the limits of what is possible for health and for the human spirit,” said Board Chair Alan MacGibbon.
At the event, a 35-year old patient who suffered a cardiac arrest at the Trillium Health Partners shared how 38 minutes of CPR and his reunification with the care team saved his life.
“In partnership with our community, patients, staff, professional staff, volunteers and learners, we are working together to meet the unprecedented, growing health care needs of this community. I want to thank everyone for their unwavering commitment to each other and to our community,” said Michelle DiEmanuele.
Photos courtesy of Trillium Health Partners
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