Brampton Urgent Care Reopens to Full Operating Hours

Due to staffing issues, the urgent care was forced to close early on Sunday.

Urgent Care Centre of the Peel Memorial Hospital is all set to return to its full operating hours on Monday. Due to staffing issues, the urgent care was forced to close early on Sunday.

On Sunday morning, William Osler Health System notified the patients regarding the closure via Twitter. The tweet mentioned that the centre would be closed at 5PM and directed the patients to the emergency departments at the Etobicoke General and Brampton Civic Hospital.

The tweet said, “Like a number of hospitals, we are experiencing human resource challenges and continue to explore all strategies to help our teams continue to provide exemplary care to our community.”

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However, On Monday morning, the health care system took twitter to notify its patients about the reopening to full operating hours, that is, from 8 AM to 9 PM.

The President of Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Mike Howlett said, ‘”All it’s really done is exposed how crowded and short on workers we’ve become, and how fragile community care resources are.” He further added, ‘Hospitals are exceptionally crowded, he said, with patient numbers increasing beyond the capacity for acute care. On top of that, the physician and nurse workforce is declining.’

 

Prabhnoor Kaur

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