Trillium Health Partners (THP) marked five years as one organization at its Annual Community Address with special guest speaker, Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Over the last five years, THP has been working towards creating an interconnected system of care that is organized around the patient, both inside the hospital and beyond its walls.
In the five years since becoming Trillium Health Partners, they have been making steady and consistent progress in creating a new approach to health care and a healthier community.
A new kind of health care means making the system work for patients in and outside the hospital and doing things efficiently. It means our community can rely on them to work in partnership to make things easier and higher quality. It means embracing education and applied research to help improve care and solve complex problems.
In 2016/2017, THP saw more patients come through its doors this year than ever before with over 1.6 million patient visits; including 63,230 surgeries, delivering 8,634 babies and caring for 270,929 patients in the Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centre. Other achievements from this past year include:
- Opened the Moir Family Centre for Complex Continuing Care a specialized care centre focused on caring for the whole person, beyond the medical needs;
- Launched the first Medical Psychiatry Alliance education program, to train health care providers on the importance of caring for body and the mind;
- Shorter hospital stays, lower readmissions and ED visits for over 700 patients in the cardiac bundled care program;
- Created a Sub-Acute Geriatrics (SAGE) unit to provide best practice quality care for seniors; and
- Continued progress on Phase 3 Redevelopment at the Credit Valley Hospital, which includes a bigger Emergency Department and expanded Diagnostic Imaging, Intensive Care and Surgery, as part of our plan to meet the growing needs of our community.
Over the past five years, THP has formed a strong foundation from which it will continue to build. Recently the Ontario Provincial Budget committed to expanding the Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. This major capital project would add over 500 new beds and replace over 500 existing beds. THP is also focused on some more medium-term strategies to ensure quality and access for our community. THP is advancing a plan to build a Seniors’ Health Campus that will include a long-term care home with 220-beds.The hospital also continues to build and strengthen partnerships with other community health service providers so that patients are able to receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
THP is especially thankful to the donors, volunteers and community partners whose contributions have enabled the hospital to make immense strides towards a new kind of health care. This year through more than 47,000 donations and more than 110 fundraising events, our dedicated community raised an unprecedented $38.6 million surpassing the record-breaking total from the year before.
“The work we have done this year is setting the stage for the next five years and beyond as we continue to deliver on our promise to our community, to provide high-quality care, centered on the patient and supported by the best health care professionals. Thank you to all who make this possible. We are truly Better Together,” said President and CEO Trillium Health Partners Michelle DiEmanuele.
To read the joint Trillium Health Partners and Trillium Health Partners Foundation Annual Community Report and view full financial statements, please visit TrilliumHealthPartners.ca