The emergency care center at the Peel Memorial Center for Integrated Health and Wellness will be closed for at least three weeks to direct staff and physicians to places where demand is greatest.
The William Osler Health System announced Sunday, January 9, that the hospital would be closed until at least the end of the day on Monday, January 10th. Monday night, Osler announced that the Peel Memorial would be closed until at least February 1st.
Osler explained that the decision was made as a result of “increasing volumes in Osler’s emergency departments and patients requiring hospitalization for care, further exacerbated by extreme capacity and staff pressure.”
The healthcare system oversees two other hospitals – the Brampton Civic and the Etobicoke General.
“The ability to operate the UCC will be tested at the end of the month based on available staff and capacity across Oslo’s sites,” Osler said in a press release.
“A transition plan is in place to ensure that all patients arriving at UCC during the temporary closure are redirected appropriately. Members of the community are encouraged to visit their family physician for non-emergent concerns.”
Visit Osler’s page for acute and acute treatment for more information.
Editor’s note: This story was updated at. 7:53 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11 to indicate that the closure will be in effect until at least Feb. 1.