Hospitals deliver enhanced care to patients in unique restorative care facility

Six Greater Toronto Area hospitals are working side by side under one roof to provide specialized care for patients who no longer require acute hospital services thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Reactivation Care Centre – Church Site has been newly refurbished and modernized for patients who can benefit from specialized restorative services.

Following ten weeks of extensive preparations, patients from Trillium Health Partners, William Osler Health System, Southlake Regional Health Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto recently began moving into the newly renovated site, which has capacity for 214 beds. As owner of the site, Humber River Hospital, has led the complex redevelopment of the building and overseen all aspects of the plan to bring the latest four hospitals into the building. Ninety-two patients from Humber and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre have been receiving care in the Reactivation Care Centre since December 2018.

At the Reactivation Care Centre, patients receive the specialized care and support they need, including occupational therapy, recreational therapy and physiotherapy, to improve their health outcomes and patient experience. Each hospital operates its own standalone unit within a wing or floor of the building and employs its own nursing staff and therapists, among others.

“Our new Reactivation Care Centre will provide our patients with a positive experience in a setting specifically designed to promote activity, support interaction and restore function,” said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO, Trillium Health Partners. “It is an excellent example of how we’re developing unique partnerships in the community to improve the quality and sustainability of care for our patients.”

The initiative is making use of existing infrastructure to provide patients with safe, high quality care in the most suitable location. At the same time, it is addressing the challenge of hallway health care by improving access to services and reducing wait times in these hospitals’ acute care sites.

“Osler is committed to adopting new and innovative ways to ensure patients can access safe, high quality care in the setting that is best suited for their care needs, and this initiative is a testament to that,” added Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO, William Osler Health System. “In alignment with our new strategic plan, this initiative shows how we are going beyond our borders and leveraging partnerships to both improve access to care and reduce wait times.”

Photo: The Reactivation Care Centre and some of the new care staff and move-in day staff at the Reactivation Care Centre. Trillium Health Partners has just opened its newest and fourth location in the Reactivation Care Centre in York. The new facility will help THP to provide care to patients who no longer need an acute care stay.





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