At the June 10 Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Annual Community Address, the hospital shared that over the past year, it has received over 1.7 million patient visits, more than ever before, with 276,003 visits to the hospital’s Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centre, 65,520 surgeries performed and 8,364 babies delivered.
During the address, THP highlighted a number of significant achievements in 2018/19 which included: increasing capacity both inside and outside the hospital to provide more patients with the right care in the right place at the right time; cutting wait times for high priority cancer surgery by 14 percent; improving wait times for Ontario Breast Screening Program MRIs by 48 percent; improving time it takes to receive cardiac procedure to stop a heart attack by 7 percent, making THP a top provincial performer; and becoming the first hospital in Ontario to obtain the DaVinci Xi, an advanced surgical robot as part of THP’s Robotic-Assisted Surgery Program.
“THP has such an important connection with the community. It is the most important partnership that we have and the cornerstone of who we are,” said Alan MacGibbon, board chair of THP. “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.”
The event featured a firsthand account from a 35-year old patient who suffered a cardiac arrest at THP and was brought back to life after 38 minutes of CPR and his reunification with the care team that 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,” said Michelle DiEmanuele. “I want to thank everyone for their unwavering commitment to each other and to our community.”
Over the next 20 years, no hospital in Ontario will require more services or beds than THP. To help meet the growing demand, the hospital is in the planning stages of a major redevelopment and expansion project at the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre that will increase health care services capacity for the community. It is also working with partners to advance plans for new long-term care beds and palliative services in Mississauga.
THP also announced that Barbara Dirks, Head of Canada for Silicon Valley Bank has joined its board of directors. Dirks has a track record of strong leadership and innovation that will be of great benefit to THP as it continues to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community.
THP received tremendous support from the community this year through more than 46,623 donations and 102 community fundraising events.
“We are so incredibly grateful to our generous donors that help fund critical equipment and technologies, helping thousands of patients every year,” said Steve Hoscheit, president and CEO of THP Foundation. “With their support, last year we raised $38.8 million for the hospital to ensure they are able to provide high quality care today and in the future.”