(New Tecumseth, December 27, 2017) - Stevenson Memorial Hospital received additional resources to increase bed capacity to better meet the needs of patients who require inpatient care during the flu season.
In October, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced that they would be funding 2,000 additional inpatient beds in hospitals across the province to help manage hospital surges during flu season.
As part of the Ministry’s announcement, the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) was allotted an additional 51 hospital beds to allocate amongst hospitals within the Central LHIN based on the unique needs of individual hospitals in the LHIN. Stevenson was allocated an additional two inpatient beds.
“The two additional inpatient beds couldn’t have come at a better time,” says Carrie Jeffreys, Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive, Stevenson Memorial Hospital. “We do experience increased pressure over the flu season, so these beds will allow us to provide the most appropriate care for our patients in a timely manner.”
“We are grateful for the Central LHIN’s support in allowing us to enhance our support for patients and staff in the hospital at a critical time,” adds Jeffreys. “Many areas of the hospital are impacted when there is an increase in patient volumes, so this will ensure that we can continue to provide the same high quality of care during our busiest time of year.”
About Stevenson Memorial Hospital:
Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a progressive rural-based hospital that, with recent funding, offers 40 inpatient beds. The hospital also offers a range of outpatient treatment services, including dialysis, diagnostic imaging, opthamology, cardiology, pediatrics and obstetrics. Situated one hour north of Toronto, this fully-accredited hospital is transforming patient experiences and is planning for an extensive redevelopment to meet the growing needs of the area it serves that includes Adjala-Tosorontio, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Essa, Innisfil and New Tecumseth.
For more information, please contact:
Rachael Ogorek, Corporate Communications Specialist
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
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