Convert the new Peel Memorial Centre to a facility with funded hospital beds
The current facility, Brampton Civic Hospital (BCH) is overwhelmed with patients. BCH is forced to accommodate patients in hallways instead of proper hospital rooms. The provincial average for funded hospital beds is currently 2.3 beds per 1000; based on this average, Brampton should have 1205 beds for a population of 523900 people. BCH has only 608 beds for the city of Brampton and the surrounding areas. Peel Memorial Centre does not have any beds for overnight stays, it is strictly an outpatient/urgent care facility. Converting some of the new Peel Memorial Centre to include beds would be the quickest way to address this urgent situation in Brampton.
The patient in the picture above is receiving a blood transfusion in the Acute Care section of the ER at Brampton Civic Hospital. I was informed that he passed away a few days later. We cannot allow this chronic shortage of beds to continue any longer, we must speak out now.
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Petition to: Premier Kathleen Wynne - Dr. Eric Hoskins