July 6, 2021
Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is taking its down temporary field hospital Only a month after opening and without seeing a single patient.
in an announcement June 30, the hospital system said the health ministry had instructed them to “start decommissioning” hamilton mobile health unit Due to the declining trend in COVID-19. the hospital was ready To take care of patients till 31st May.
“Thank you for the ongoing adherence to public health measures and increase in vaccination rates, now we see positive trend in public health indicators, including declining hospitalization and ICU rates,” HHS spokeswoman Wendy Stewart said in an email, noting the ministry’s directive “is effective immediately.”
None of the patients were taken care of in field hospital, he confirmed.
Hamilton Hospital was taking care of 26 COVID patients on Monday. The epidemic of 165 hospitalized patients in the city occurred during the third wave on 28 April.
The cost of building – and now dismantling – the facility is not known.
“A tremendous amount of work went into planning, building, staffing and equipping the state-of-the-art temporary hospital space,” said Rebecca Fleck, director of HHS’ Regional Rehabilitation Program. a news release 31st May. “Hundreds of people were involved and HHS is proud to be part of this pandemic response initiative.”
Stewart said the process of demolishing the hospital and restoring the parking lot is expected to last until early September.
Hamilton Field Hospital was one of two built in Ontario to reduce pandemic pressure On health care system. The second was built in a parking lot at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto. The Hamilton site was set up in a parking lot next to 293 Wellington St N Downtown, which is close to Hamilton General Hospital.
While HHS ran the hospital, the site can accept patients from other parts of Ontario. intended to take care of it covid and other non-intensive care patients who were close to discharge include recovering from surgery, with an expected stay of three to five days.
Construction began in April for the 1,580-square-metre hospital, with a capacity of 80 beds.