Trillium Health Partners News Releases
December 1, 2021
Trillium Health Partners and Ontario Government Unveil Historic Health Care Expansion
Premier and Minister of Health help share details of new Mississauga Hospital and major expansion of Queensway Health Centre
(Mississauga, ON) Today, the Government of Ontario confirmed its commitment to build two major infrastructure projects at Trillium Health Partners (THP) – the complete replacement of the Mississauga Hospital and an expansion of the Queensway Health Centre. The projects were included in the government’s 2021 Budget, Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy and represent the largest expansion of hospital services for Mississauga and West Toronto since the Credit Valley Hospital was built in 1985. This announcement is a key step in THP’s mission to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community. (News Release)
November 9, 2021
Partners Community Health to Acquire Operations of Camilla Care Community from Sienna Senior Living
(Mississauga, ON) Today, Partners Community Health, a new, not-for-profit organization focused on bringing health care services together around the needs of people living in Mississauga and West Toronto, has entered into an agreement with Sienna Senior Living to operate the Camilla Care Community (Camilla) long-term care home in Mississauga. (News Release)
October 26, 2021
Trillium Health Partners Advances Artificial Intelligence Initiatives with Donation from TD Bank Group
Hospital’s AIDE Lab will bridge the AI implementation gap thanks to TD investment
(Mississauga, ON) The Institute for Better Health (IBH) at Trillium Health Partners (THP), in partnership with the Trillium Health Partners Foundation, is pleased to announce a $1 million investment from TD Bank Group. The funds will help accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) through the newly created Health Care AI Deployment and Evaluation (AIDE) Lab at THP. (News Release)
October 5, 2021
Trillium Health Partners’ Institute for Better Health Turns to the Cloud to Improve Hospital Occupancy Planning
Prototype designed with University of British Columbia Cloud Innovation Centre
(Mississauga, ON) Ontario hospitals frequently operate at occupancy rates above 100%, a percentage that has increased since the start of the pandemic. Being able to better match bed supply with patient demand is key to improving overall patient care, safety and operational costs.
Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Institute for Better Health (IBH) is leveraging cloud technology to improve the hospital’s 2-7 day capacity forecasting by analyzing bed-use data to identify patterns and better anticipate capacity requirements.(News Release)
June 7, 2021
Trillium Health Partners Marks Past Year’s Achievements While Continuing To Respond To The Pandemic
Partnerships and perseverance ensured patients’ access to care in the face of COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) Today at Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Annual Community Address, the hospital shared some of its accomplishments during its most challenging year, as its dedicated staff and partners continue to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic in one of Ontario’s hardest hit communities. (News Release)
March 20, 2021
Statement from Michelle DiEmanuele on Events this Week in Georgia and Anti-Asian Racism
(Mississauga, ON) “This week, America’s worst mass killing in nearly two years tragically claimed the lives of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Thousands of people around the world have responded, calling attention to both the global rise of anti-Asian racism, as well as the prevalence of violence against women... (Statement)
March 1, 2021
COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic Opens in Mississauga
Trillium Health Partners community vaccine clinic at U of T Mississauga Campus can deliver up to 2,000 vaccines daily
(Mississauga, ON) – Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Health Christine Elliott, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, MPP (Mississauga-Erin Mills) Sheref Sabawy, General Rick Hillier, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Dr. Lawrence Loh were on hand as Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Mississauga opened at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus. A partnership between THP, UTM and Peel Public Health, the clinic will administer up to 2,000 vaccinations per day by the end of March and can grow to 4,000 per day in subsequent phases. Daily vaccination volumes are subject to vaccine supply and public health direction on priority groups.
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December 21, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Administers First COVID-19 Vaccine in Peel Region
Mississauga Long-Term Care nurse becomes first to receive vaccine in hard-hit Peel
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, exactly nine months and 17 days after Trillium Health Partners (THP) treated its first patient with COVID-19, the hospital administered the first COVID-19 vaccine in Peel Region. The vaccine was given by Nasha Zaheer, a registered nurse who has been on the front lines since the very beginning in March, working in the first dedicated COVID-19 unit treating the earliest THP patients.
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December 18, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration at Trillium Health Partners
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, the Government of Ontario designated Trillium Health Partners (THP) one of the hospitals across the province to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in these initial stages. THP is proud to be playing a key role in the biggest immunization program in a century and the continued fight against COVID-19.
December 17, 2020
Builder contract awarded for two new long-term care homes in Mississauga
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Trillium Health Partners (THP) awarded a construction management contract to EllisDon to design and build two new long-term care (LTC) homes on Speakman Drive in Mississauga. The project is designed to address the current lack of access to long-term care in this community and add capacity in hospitals where many patients are waiting for long-term care placement. The number of seniors is set to triple by 2031 and Mississauga has 20% fewer LTC beds per capita than the provincial average.
November 23, 2020
Hazel McCallion Celebrates Milestone 100th Birthday With Rare Glimpse into Legendary Life And Career
Trillium Health Partners Foundation to release photo book of THP’s Honourary Guardian to benefit the hospital she helped build
(Mississauga, ON) – In time for her centenarian year, Hazel McCallion, in partnership with Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF), is releasing a commemorative photo book chronicling her remarkable life and outstanding achievements as Mississauga’s fifth and longest-serving mayor.
November 19, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Temporarily Reduces Essential Visitors Due to COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) – In response to increasing COVID-19 cases within our community, Trillium Health Partners (THP) is taking the difficult step of reducing the number of visitors in the hospital to protect patients, staff and the community.
October 6, 2020
Trillium Health Partners to launch new digital health record system to improve patient care
(Mississauga, ON) – On October 10, 2020, THP will launch a new, modern digital health record that will improve patient care and help us fight COVID-19. The new system will provide seamless access to patient information through one point of access, across all of THP’s sites, which will improve our ability to provide high quality, exceptional care.
October 5, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Moves to Appointment-only Testing at Assessment Centres
(Mississauga, ON) – Beginning October 6, in accordance with the new direction from the Government of Ontario, all visits to THP assessment centres will be by appointment only. Walk-in testing will no longer be available.
September 25, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Releases Plan to Manage Second Wave
Hospital hard hit by COVID-19 to focus on increasing capacity, reducing virus transmission and supporting workforce
(Mississauga, ON) – As the Region of Peel sees an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, Trillium Health Partners (THP) has released its plan to address a second wave of the virus. One of the hospitals most impacted by COVID-19 in Ontario, THP is one of three hospitals that have had COVID-19 patients in hospital each and every day since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
August 19, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Receives Largest Donation in Canadian History from Muslim Community
Historic pledge of $5 million to help expand and redevelop Mississauga Hospital
(Mississauga, ON) – In a record-breaking pledge, the Muslim community has announced $5 million to support the future redevelopment and expansion of Mississauga Hospital, one of three sites that together comprise Trillium Health Partners (THP), as part of THP’s broader redevelopment plan. Individuals, corporations, mosques and community associations from the Muslim community have a long history of giving back to THP and other health care institutions across the country.
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July 31, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Announces New Board Members
Board proud to lead hospital into the future as THP continues to transform care that works for everyone
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) recently announced its 2020/2021 Board of Directors membership, including newly appointed Board Chair, Michele Darling, and Vice Chair, Christine Magee. The election of the new Board members took place at THP’s Board of Directors meeting on July 21, 2020.
July 23, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Celebrates Year of Achievements While Working Together to Fight Global Health Crisis
Largest hospital in Canada thanks community for help in battling COVID-19 pandemic
(Mississauga, ON) – In the 2019-20 year, Trillium Health Partners (THP) had its busiest, most demanding year yet with a record 1.75 million patient visits, 277,467 visits to the hospital’s Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centre, 64,837 surgeries performed and 8,671 babies delivered. We also ended the year fighting COVID-19 on behalf of this community.
July 21, 2020
Province Announces Plan for Accelerated Build of Two Long-Term Care Homes in Mississauga
Trillium Health Partners’ new health centre location selected as site for faster build and more beds
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, the Ontario government announced the launch of the Accelerated Build Pilot Project that will expedite construction of long-term care homes in large urban centres, including Mississauga. The project is designed to address the current lack of access to long-term care in this community and add capacity in hospitals where many patients are waiting for long-term care placement. The Minister of Long-Term Care, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, announced that two new long-term care homes will be developed and operated at Trillium Health Partners’ Speakman Drive site in Mississauga..
July 15, 2020
Community Answers the COVID-19 Call Raising $5 Million for THP
Outpouring of support includes handmade signs, warm meals and celebrity encouragement
(Mississauga, ON) – The strength of community is on full display at Trillium Health Partners (THP) as more than $5 million has now been raised in cash and in-kind donations to support the hospital’s fight against COVID-19. Trillium Health Partners Foundation (THPF) and THP are beyond grateful for the rapid and generous community response that is enabling the hospital to provide exceptional care during the pandemic, while also supporting our frontline workers and health care providers.
Given the unbudgeted expenses incurred by the hospital to prepare for COVID-19, including to add intensive care beds, medical equipment, and the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), the Foundation called out to the community and the response was overwhelming.
April 9, 2020
Information Bulletin – Staff Outbreak – Unit 4B Mississauga Hospital
A number of health care workers at Mississauga Hospital, Medicine Unit 4B tested positive for
COVID-19 between March 26, 2020 and April 5, 2020. Our initial investigation suggests staff
members acquired COVID-19 in the community and from other sources, at different times.
April 7, 2020
Trillium Health Partners building temporary Pandemic Response Unit to be able to care for more patients during COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) –Trillium Health Partners (THP) has started construction of a temporary Pandemic Response Unit on the grounds of Mississauga Hospital to be able to care for more patients in response to COVID-19. The modular unit is being assembled as part of THP’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan to increase capacity for a potential influx of positive COVID-19 patients the hospital anticipates they may be admitting in the weeks ahead.
March 31, 2020
Trillium Health Partners declares outbreak of COVID-19 on unit at Credit Valley Hospital
(Mississauga, ON) – Four patients on an inpatient unit at the Credit Valley Hospital have confirmed positive for COVID-19 and an outbreak has been declared. Working closely with Peel Public Health THP has taken immediate precautions to protect patients and staff.
March 30, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Announces Additional Actions under COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan
Urgent Care Centre at Queensway Health Centre temporarily closing to create additional hospital beds
(Mississauga, ON) – As part of continued efforts to respond to COVID-19, Trillium Health Partners (THP) is taking additional actions that will add more hospital beds, increase testing and assessment capacity and provide more virtual care options to prepare for an influx of COVID-19 patients.
Effective Tuesday, March 31 at 5 p.m., Queensway Health Centre’s Urgent Care Centre (UCC) will be temporarily closed to maximize acute and critical care space across all THP sites. Patients requiring emergency care are being asked to go to their nearest Emergency Department or call 911.
March 13, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Confirms More Cases of COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) received confirmation of positive COVID-19 test results from two patients who were assessed in hospital on Tuesday, March 11. Both patients were assessed at Credit Valley Hospital’s Emergency Department.
March 12, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Confirms Third and Fourth Case of COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) received confirmation of positive COVID-19 test results from two patients who were assessed in hospital on Tuesday, March 10. One patient was assessed at the Mississauga Hospital’s Emergency Department. The other patient was assessed at Queensway Health Centre Urgent Care.
March 6, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Confirms Second Case of COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) received confirmation of a second positive test result for COVID-19 for a patient who was assessed at the Mississauga Hospital’s Emergency Department on Wednesday, March 4. The patient is the spouse of the first reported patient at THP. Initial test results were inconclusive and a positive result was obtained on March 5.
March 5, 2020
Trillium Health Partners Confirms First Case of COVID-19
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) received confirmation of a positive test result for COVID-19 from a patient who was assessed at the Mississauga Hospital’s Emergency Department on Thursday, March 4.
March 2, 2020
Laugh Out Loud with Howie Mandel Raises $1 Million for Trillium Health Partners
Celebrity comedian headlines annual gala in support of THP’s mental health program
(Mississauga, ON) – America’s Got Talent host Howie Mandel delivered a dose of laughter to Mississauga and west Toronto at the 8th Annual LOL Gala and helped to raise a remarkable $1 million for Trillium Health Partners (THP).
January 22, 2020
Generous Donation Brings Smiles and Comfort to Trillium Health Partners’ Youngest Patients
Smilezone Foundation revamps THP’s Family Care Centre to provide a colourful, interactive and calming space for children and youth requiring treatment
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, Trillium Health Partners (THP) and The Smilezone Foundation came together to celebrate the grand opening of THP’s first-ever Smilezone at the Colonel Harland Sanders Family Care Centre at Mississauga Hospital.
Generously donated by the Smilezone Foundation, in partnership with Deloitte Canada, the newly revitalized space includes colourful murals, a sensory table, iPad stations, interactive toys and a TV.
December 17, 2019
Site Announced For New Long-Term Care Home & Hospice
Partnership will mean first residential hospice in the city of Mississauga
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, Trillium Health Partners (THP) and Heart House Hospice (HHH) announced the site of a new health centre that will improve access to long-term and hospice palliative care for the people of Mississauga. Through this partnership, the future development will feature a 220-bed long-term care home, and a hospice centre that includes 10 residential beds and expanded space for community-based hospice programs.
November 25, 2019
Mississauga Among the First Ontario Health Teams Announced
Group of Mississauga health and community service providers working to improve access and help patients navigate the health system
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, The Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health was in Mississauga along with patients, families and community groups to announce the Mississauga Ontario Health Team (Mississauga Health) as the first of 24 Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) in the province
November 8, 2019
21 New Canadians Welcomed in First-Ever Citizenship Ceremony at Trillium Health Partners
Hospital hosts special ceremony for the region’s newest citizens as they take their Oath of Citizenship
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, Trillium Health Partners joined with Immigration, Refugees, Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and hosted a special citizenship ceremony at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, the first in the hospital’s history.
September 10, 2019
Community Partners Join to End Child & Youth Suicide
First of its kind partnership will work together to build resiliency and better coordinate care for children and youth in Mississauga and Peel
(Mississauga, ON) – Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, Todd Smith and Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, joined community leaders to launch Project Now, a partnership that aims to end child and youth suicide in the City of Mississauga and Peel Region.
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June 11, 2019
Trillium Health Partners Celebrates an Incredible Year of Achievements at Annual Community Address
Patient shares story of how his life was saved after 38 minutes of CPR
(Mississauga, ON) – Yesterday, at Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Annual Community Address, the hospital shared that over the past year, it has received over 1.7 million patient visits, more than ever before, with 276,003 visits to the hospital’s Emergency Departments (ED) and Urgent Care Centre, 65,520 surgeries performed and 8,364 babies delivered.
May 6, 2019
Six hospitals to deliver enhanced care to patients in unique restorative care facility
(Toronto, ON) – Six Greater Toronto Area hospitals are working side by side under one roof to provide specialized care for patients who no longer require acute hospital services. Thanks to funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Reactivation Care Centre – Church Site has been newly refurbished and modernized for patients who can benefit from specialized restorative services.
April 25, 2019
Renowned cardiac surgeon and top talent from Harvard to enhance care for Peel/Halton residents
(Mississauga, ON) – The former Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Circulatory Support of the renowned Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts has joined Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) Regional Cardiac Health Program, one of the largest cardiac programs in the country.
March 27, 2019
New clinic offers shorter wait times and faster care for hip and knee arthritis patients
(Mississauga, ON) – Patients living with hip and knee arthritis experience shorter wait times for consultation and treatment thanks to a partnership between the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Halton Healthcare and Trillium Health Partners (THP).
January 29, 2019
Trillium Health Partners Selects Epic for New Hospital Information System
Multi-year project will create one patient record at THP and improve the patient care experience
(Mississauga, ON) – Trillium Health Partners (THP) is pleased to announce that Epic was selected to be THP’s new Hospital Information System (HIS). This announcement follows a thorough procurement process, and a rigorous review process that involved investigation into more than 2,500 functional requirements, based on the needs identified by broad patient and staff input.
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