Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Humber River Hospital’s former Church Street site was renovated and reopened after closure as a Reactivation Care Center due to an increasing local need for alternate level of care beds in the region’s hospitals. This new center allows care to be provided in a more appropriate setting to less acute patients and eases hospital capacity challenges in the region.
After completing the successful relocation of the Humber River Regional Hospital to their new 1.8 million square-foot facility in 2015, and executing a similar mandate into Humber’s former Finch Site, HCR was sought after to provide Transition Project Management, Operational Readiness, Facility Activation, and Asset and Patient Relocation services in support of the reopening.
HCR developed an effective project management organizational structure, which supported all aspects of the transition, and provided ongoing Project Management (including Risk Monitoring) support. In addition, HCR provided Operational Readiness and Facility Activation guidance and support to ensure operational and building readiness that would allow all programs and services at the Church Site to begin immediate, organized, safe and efficient operations on the first day of occupancy.
HCR also planned and coordinated the multi-phase relocation of all patients moving into the newly renovated facility. The first phase of patient moves was completed in December 2018 with the relocation of ninety-four patients from both the Sunnybrook Bayview Campus and Sunnybrook Holland Campus, marking the official reopening of the Reactivation Care Center Church Site.
HCR returned to provide the same services in the second phase of patient moves in May 2019, which saw a total of 88 patients moved from six separate locations on a single day (Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, Queensway Health Centre, Southlake Regional Health Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Brampton Civic Hospital).