Laurentian University and other community partners have donated necessary equipment and supplies to help their local hospital plan for an increased need for critical care beds, as the number of people with COVID-19 who need hospital care grows.
Health Sciences North created a plan to expand critical care beds at the Ramsey Lake Health Care Centre from 41 to 102, in order to prepare for a surge in critical care patients.
They have secured space at the Clarion Hotel in downtown Sudbury, where they can transfer alternative level of care (ALC) patients who are waiting to be transferred to long term care homes and can be cared for safely away from a hospital environment.
Laurentian University is one of a number of community partners who have helped ensure that staff from HSN and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre will have the necessary equipment to provide medical care and rehabilitation therapy for these patients.
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