As William Osler Health System continues to provide emergency care for all patients, whether with or without COVID-19, in the coming weeks, there will be a temporary triage area built at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital locations as part of Osler’s Pandemic Plan.

These temporary triage structures will be empty until needed in order to provide more capacity for Osler’s Emergency Departments. There will also be an area for triaging patients who may require emergency care and keep patients who do not have COVID-19 safe.

“While we are currently managing capacity well, this tent is being installed as one of the many proactive steps Osler is taking to ensure we are well prepared to care for an increasing number of patients in the time ahead,” says Kiki Ferrari, Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations at William Osler Health System. “The health and safety of patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and our community is a top priority and increased capacity will enable us to continue to provide quality health care even as the situation evolves.”

The structures were built at Brampton Civic Hospital on April 3 and 4, and the structures for Etobicoke General Hospital will be built at a later date.

Feature image – Brampton Focus

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