Ontario says COVID-19 field hospital is expected to accept patients this month

Toronto-Ontario states that the COVID-19 field hospital in Toronto could be rejuvenated later this month as it works on increasing hospitalizations caused by a pandemic.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that Sunnybrook Hospital’s mobile health unit expects to accept patients in the coming weeks.

Field hospitals are located in on-site parking lots and are one of two in the state designed to address the increasing capacity challenges.

The state states that temporary beds improve the capabilities of the entire medical system by releasing acute and critical care capabilities within the hospital.

The government also said that allowing hospitals to transfer non-emergency patients to these general medical beds would help expand their capabilities.

This week, Ontario was hospitalized for COVID-19 and set a new record for the number of patients in the intensive care unit.