Planning for Our Restart
We hope you and your families have been staying safe. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged every aspect of our lives. It also had an impact on the clinics offered at our hospitals and the number of surgeries and procedures that were scheduled.
Returning to our pre-pandemic operations is at the top of everyone’s mind. At the direction of the government, we have started the planning process for a gradual increase of elective acute care activities.
Our teams are working hard as they thoughtfully consider the complex work associated with returning to pre-pandemic levels of clinical activity and patient volumes. This is a positive step forward but one that we need to approach with caution to ensure the ongoing safety of our patients, staff and physicians. Our plan must be agile enough to quickly ramp down services again, if needed, and include contingency capacity for COVID-19 patients. Our plan must also be approved by the government before it can be initiated.
Total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients being cared for in each hospital: Total Cases *12
*This number includes transfers from facilities outside of Halton Region
Reported Daily at 12:01am
We continue to care for COVID-19 patients in our hospitals and support the Halton Region strategy to protect our vulnerable populations, including Long-Term Care and Retirement homes.
We have been successful in working together to “flatten the curve” and are optimistic that we are on the right path. We would like to thank everyone who has supported our organization’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. From heart-felt messages to donations toward hospital equipment needs, we have truly felt supported by our communities.
On behalf of everyone at Halton Healthcare, thank you for doing your part by staying home when possible, staying safe and practicing physical distancing. We are all in this together.