The announcement of this significant investment to the Brampton health care system ever undertaken by Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott, Associate Minister, and MPP South Brampton Prabmeet Sarkaria and Dr. Naveed Mohammad, President and CEO, William Osler Health System on 27 October.
Of incidents relating to “hallway health care” for the declaration of City of return “health emergency” in January, now, more than ever does not Brampton needs support and additional funding.
So what exactly does this ‘significant investment’ mean for the City of Brampton amid the pandemic?
The announcement revealed that the William Osler Health System will receive up to 87 new patient beds to help with the pressure of hospital capacity and reduce waiting time, which includes 41 hospital beds at Brampton Civic Hospital.
Prior to this announcement, the City of Brampton has made various requests for additional funding and support for the health care system while promoting Brampton #FairDealforBrampton health advocacy campaign to build awareness and support for the health care issues City.
“Brampton’s health care system has been overcrowded and underfunded for too long and hallway drug crisis has been exacerbated by the pandemic,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“We really need the support of the Province, and we welcome this positive step in the right direction for our community as part of the fall provincial preparedness plans, mainly because Peel is now in the second wave COVID-19. This bed new hospital will improve access and efficiency of care at Brampton Civic as we pursue a new hospital in the northwest of the City. ”
The announcement follows yesterday’s (26 October) confirmation of the Peel Region of Peel Public Health that is officially experiencing a second wave COVID-19.
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