In Part 4 of the series, ‘Imagine being a patient stuck here for a week,’ says an empathetic physician of the room often crammed with 20 patients separated only by curtains.
Part 3 in a series reveals the challenges the dedicated team at the physically constrained Newmarket hospital faces with 2,600 deliveries annually, while advancing the complex care programs.
The communities served by the hospital — Newmarket, Bradford, East Gwillimbury and Georgina — are among the fastest growing and aging in Ontario, and Southlake is one of the province’s most overcrowded hospitals.
Part 2 in a series highlights the challenges of performing cutting-edge procedures in operating rooms built in the 1970s.
Part 1 in series highlights constant game of musical chairs with patients, equipment and rooms regularly moved, relocated and repurposed to try to make room.
‘Southlake does an amazing job, but they desperately need a new, larger facility that’s centrally located near to Bradford and all the municipalities in our catchment area,’ says councillor
With timeline of 10 years to build a new facility, provincial approval and funding to begin planning is crucial now, CEO says.
PULLING BACK THE CURTAIN: A peek at the growing pains in Newmarket hospital’s Maternal Child Program
Southlake averages seven to eight births daily, but the unit only has six beds and is caring for higher acuity mothers and babies than ever before. Shannon, Chief of Obstetrics Dr. Genevieve Chang, and Pediatrics and NICU manager Stephanie Simson, lead the tour and pull no punches when discussing the building’s inadequacies.
Southlake Regional Health Centre is launching a new website as it ramps up its campaign for a much needed new hospital in Newmarket.