FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Credit Valley Hospital (CVH) and the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (MH LHIN) announced that 24 new beds will be opening to address the growing needs of the community. Located in Mississauga, CVH has seen unprecedented growth in service as the community has grown.
"Our growing community will be better served, this will help alleviate the pressures on the hospital and find accommodation for those who really need a bed. This is especially important as we move into the very busy holiday season," said the Honourable Harinder Takhar, MPP, Mississauga-Erindale.
“Keeping patients safe and providing high-quality care requires the close cooperation of our hospital decision-makers with our local MPPs, of which I am one,” said Bob Delaney, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. “We often need to plan and implement measures quickly to respond to our growth pressures. Our partnership among the Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network, the Credit Valley Hospital and the Peel MPPs has helped us meet the community’s growing needs and improve patient care in western Mississauga.”
Last year, CVH had one of the busiest Emergency Departments (ED) in the province seeing 83,047 patients. This is an increase of 13 per cent in patient visits over two years. This means the need for inpatient care beds has also grown.
“Our new wing is scheduled to open in the spring of next year. This decision by the MH LHIN to open beds sooner to address the increasing need in our community will help us bridge to the new facility and more effectively care for our patients as we enter the flu season – the busiest time for our hospital, especially our ED”, said Michelle DiEmanuele, President and CEO of The Credit Valley Hospital.
MH LHIN CEO Bill MacLeod praised CVH for its performance as a leader in addressing ED wait times stating, “We have seen unprecedented growth in the Mississauga community and this has put additional pressure on the hospital for services.” MacLeod added, “These beds will assist in meeting the service needs while the hospital completes the full expansion.”
The Credit Valley Hospital was recognized in April for ED wait time improvements, and secured a $943,000 one-time investment through a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Pay-for-Results initiative.
Participating hospitals committed to a 10 per cent performance improvement in their ED length of stay. Credit Valley saw an 11 per cent improvement in the length of time between approval and discharge of the most seriously ill emergency patients who did not need to be admitted to hospital.
94 per cent of Credit Valley’s patients with minor illnesses or injuries are treated and released within four hours of their arrival at the ED. 90 per cent of the hospital’s most seriously ill patients who do not need to be admitted are treated and able to go home within eight hours or less.
The Government of Ontario announced approval of The Credit Valley Hospital Redevelopment project as part of ReNew Ontario, the government’s 5-year capital plan. The Phase 2 reconstruction project consists of two blocks of new construction, as well as renovations to existing space; expansion of acute care beds and related clinical services including maternal/newborn (including neonatal intensive care unit); regional paediatrics; mental health; rehabilitation (both inpatient and outpatient) and complex continuing care. The hospital is slated to open the new wing in the spring of 2011. These beds will help to bridge service into the new wing.
The Credit Valley Hospital is a professional, caring, health care organization that promotes life, health and innovation in a nurturing environment through the use of natural elements, such as sunlight, wood, water and fauna and the hospital’s award winning architectural design. Credit Valley is highly regarded among hospitals and health care professionals for its innovative, can-do approach to providing quality patient care to the people of Mississauga and the surrounding region (approximately one million people).
Service programs include: general medicine, surgery, renal, oncology, emergency, mental health, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and cardiac services as well as regional programs in medical genetics, renal, maternal child care and oncology. The Credit Valley Hospital has consistently achieved the highest awards from Accreditation Canada meeting national safety and patient care standards.
For More Information Contact:
Chief, Communication and Public Affairs
Kfinlay AT cvh DOT on DOT ca