Approaches to Ending Hallway Medicine are Catching On

By Humber River Hospital

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In collaboration with the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Humber led a 2017 initiative to open a Reactivation Care Centre (RCC) with 150 beds, offering an alternate level of care for patients transitioning out of hospital.

Through specialized activation therapies and care, the environment supports the transition for patients and families to home or long-term care. This model has proven itself to reduce hospital backlogs and relieve pressure throughout the health care system, improving access for patients requiring acute care.

Based on the RCC’s impact to ease pressure on acute care hospitals throughout the Central LHIN, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced the provincial government is opening 214 new beds at Humber River Hospital’s Church Street site.

“The RCC is an example of Humber’s innovative approach to health care. We recognized a problem and realized we had the infrastructure and the expertise to offer a solution. The RCC model allows us to provide a needed service for our patients – one that eases pressure to help sustain the provincial health care system,” says Scott Jarrett, Executive Vice President & Chief of Clinical Programs.