Critical Care

Osler cares for patients who need intensive monitoring and treatment due to a serious illness or injury.

Facilities and services include:

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) at both our Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General locations.

A Surgical Intermediate Care Unit (SIMCU) at Brampton Civic. The SIMCU provides a level of care between what a patient would receive on a general patient care unit and the ICU.

Partnership in the West GTA Stroke Network:  this ensures anyone living in the area served by Osler who suffers a stroke and is eligible for t-PA (a clot-busting drug that can minimize the effect of some types of stroke) will be taken directly to Trillium Health Centre (the Regional Stroke Centre) to be given the drug. Once stable, they will be transferred back to one of Osler’s hospitals.

24/7 Code STEMI program: patients arriving with heart attacks arising from a blocked coronary artery bypass the Emergency Department at Brampton Civic and go straight to Osler’s cardiac catheterization lab.

At Etobicoke General, patients are immediately redirected to Brampton Civic for this care. Cardiologists use a balloon catheter and stent to quickly open the blocked artery.


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