6 transitional care beds & 4 additional ICU beds.
The Ontario government is providing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. This investment will help reduce surgical backlogs and improve access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northumberland Hills Hospital will be receiving $951,700 to operate up to 10 total patient beds to help alleviate hospital capacity pressures and reduce wait times. This includes 6 additional transitional care beds and 4 additional ICU beds.
“Our government is making the necessary investments to quickly and effectively increase hospital capacity and reduce wait times for patients and families,” said MPP David Piccini. “This additional investment in Northumberland Hills Hospital will ensure our health care system is able to respond to future waves of COVID-19 and help patients waiting for surgeries and other procedures get the care they need, faster.”
“Today’s announcement is very welcome news for Northumberland Hills Hospital and the community we serve,” said Linda Davis, Northumberland Hills Hospital’s President and CEO. “The operating dollars allotted to NHH will directly increase our capacity to care for COVID-19 and other critically ill patients within our Intensive Care Unit and throughout our hospital.”