The urgent care centre at Brampton’s Peel Memorial Centre reopened?Monday as?thewhen intensive care was at capacity with just over 70 patients.?head of the William Osler Health System explained for the first time how the facility will transition into the city’s second full?emergency department in the coming years.
“Our aim at Osler is to open the doors to the 24/7 emergency department the day Peel Memorial Phase 2?opens,”Ontario ICUs have 593 patients with COVID-related illnesses?Dr. Naveed Mohammad, the system’s president and CEO,?told CBC NewsBar outdoor terraces. Phase 2 of the centre’s redevelopment is scheduled to open in 2027.
Osler initially closed the urgent care centre in early 2020 to divert resources to Brampton Civic Hospital so it couldrefusal to allow a visit by his doctor. His deteriorating condition has caused international outrage.?take care of COVID-19 patients. As novel coronavirus?cases, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions are declining, and the community is mostly vaccinated, it’s now reopened?with plans to have it operate around the clock?in the coming year.
“Our plan is to slowly increase the hours of it, so we can bring it up to a 24/7 urgent care centre in the near future,” Mohammad said. “And it will then grow into a full-scale 24/7 emergency department.”