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The province is providing up to $125 million to immediately add over 500 critical care and high intensity medicine beds to hospitals in areas with high rates of COVID-19 transmission.
A portion of the funding will also be used to temporarily transition Mackenzie Health’s Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital into a systemwide resource supporting the province’s COVID-19 response when the new hospital is scheduled to open on February 7, 2021.
These initiatives will help relieve pressures on nearby hospitals due to rapid increases in hospitalization and ICU occupancy rates as a result of the virus.
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