Skip to Content
View site list

Profile

Covid-19

Covid-19

Complete coverage of the pandemic's impact on construction
Infrastructure, Projects

Joseph Brant Hospital begins building temporary COVID-19 unit

The Canadian Press
Joseph Brant Hospital begins building temporary COVID-19 unit
JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL TWITTER — Joseph Brant Hospital has started construction of its new pandemic response unit. This modular structure is being built on the hospital’s grounds and will provide 93 additional beds for patients who require hospitalization and treatment for COVID-19.

TORONTO — A hospital in Burlington, Ont., is building a temporary COVID-19 unit in anticipation of a surge of patients.

Joseph Brant Hospital says the structure being built on hospital grounds will have 93 beds.

The hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Ian Preyra, says the pandemic response unit will allow the hospital to keep its critical care and high acuity beds for the sickest patients.

The Ministry of Health is also allowing all public hospitals to lease or acquire temporary space in institutions or other buildings such as hotels or retirement homes.

The ministry says hospitals could use those spaces to house COVID-19 or other patients.

Hayley Chazan, a spokeswoman for Health Minister Christine Elliott, says as Ontario works to contain the COVID-19 outbreak there is a critical need for hospitals to maximize their capacity.

 

© 2020 The Canadian Press

Recent Comments (2 comments)

comments for this post are closed

Graham Image Graham

Excellent. We have antimicrobial wall panels. Can be thermo formed – easy to make dividers/ partitions.

Eric Hunter Image Eric Hunter

This is a very important project and I’d like to do what I can to help. I am 309a electrician with 12 years steady work experience with 6 years on projects for various industrial customers in Ontario through my current company. I also have 2 years previous experience building the Oakville hospital and other healthcare care centres. Who can I contact to get involved?

More

You might also like