THP preparing for an increase of COVID-19 patients

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Trillium Health Partners (THP) will be taking action to provide additional resources for COVID-19 patients.

Starting March 31, THP will be taking actions that will provide additional hospital beds, increase testing and assessment capacity, and provide more virtual care options to prepare for an influx of patients affected by the virus.

Additionally, as of March 31, Queensway Health Centre’s Urgent Care Centre will be temporarily closed to maximize acute and critical care space across all THP sites.

Those who require emergency care are instructed to go to their nearest Emergency Department or call 9-1-1.

Moreover, over the past two months, THP has been implementing a COVID-19 Pandemic Response that has included things like postponing all non-essential services, moving to a temporary no visitor policy, and opening COVID-19 Assessment Centres.

Further, as the number of cases continues to rise, THP will be adding more acute and critical care spaces, including up to 100 spaces to deliver in-patient care at Queensway Health Centre, and 32 additional critical care spaces across the Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital.

Moreover, THP is creating dedicated spaces to treat patients with COVID-19, which will allow those who do not have the virus to receive care in a different facility.

“This is an unprecedented time and the hospital continues to take strong measures to care for our community during COVID-19,” Michelle DiEmanuele, president and CEO of Trillium Health Partners, said in a news release.

“We are grateful to the community for their patience and support of our frontline staff and people who come to work every day to care for our patients. We strongly encourage everyone to listen to public health officials and stay home and practice physical distancing. As a hospital, we will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people, patients and community in partnership with local and provincial authorities,” she continued.

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