Halton Healthcare Completes Patient Move and Opens Oakville’s New Hospital

The December 13, 2015 move goes with out a hitch!

Former Oakville Hospital Site's Demolition Gurneys
Halton Healthcare Completes Patient Move and Opens Oakville’s New Hospital

Halton Healthcare announced today that it has successfully completed the transfer of all inpatients from its now-closed legacy Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) to its newly opened Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital located at 3001 Hospital Gate.

The complex move involved specialty move teams comprised of more than 280 staff, physicians, volunteers as well as the services of Health Care Relocations, a specialized hospital moving company, RNR Patient Transfer Services and Halton and Peel EMS.

“I am extremely proud of our teams, for ensuring the safe and smooth transfer of our patients and for providing high quality care throughout the move period. I would like to congratulate Denise Hardenne, President & CEO and Dr. Lorne Martin, Chief of Staff for their leadership during this time of change – this was truly an example of teamwork at its best.” – Lorenzo Biondi,Chair, Board of Directors of Halton Healthcare

Baby in an incubator transporter

Baby Nicholas was the second last baby to be transported on December 13 2015.

During the course of the day more than 270 inpatients were safely transferred to the new hospital. Historic firsts included the last baby born at the legacy site at 7:51am and the first baby born at 9:28 am.

“From early planning that began more than a decade ago, through construction, to treating the first Emergency patient on opening day I am thrilled to have contributed to the creation of this new state-of-the-art healthcare facility that will touch the lives of so many people in our community. In addition to having the latest and greatest technologies our new hospital has also been designed to ensure that we can provide a comfortable, private, dignified caring environment for patients and their families. Congratulations to the entire Halton Healthcare team and everyone who played a role in making this new hospital a reality. Job well done!” exclaimed Dr. Lorne Martin, Chief of Staff, Halton Healthcare.

The original OTMH, built 65 years ago, is now closed. All patient care, including emergency department services, is being provided at the new OTMH.

Baby in incubator being loaded into an ambulance

Baby Nicholas leaving the Old Oakville Hospital location.

The opening of this new state-of-the-art hospital brings Halton Healthcare closer to realizing their vision of transforming the community hospital experience. The new OTMH has been built to foster a healing environment will provide exemplary patient experiences for many years to come.

“Together we have accomplished a significant milestone in our organization’s history, one that will help us care for our community now and well into the future. The success of this project is the direct result of countless hours of planning and preparation by many people. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the dedicated team at Halton Healthcare and everyone who contributed to the realization of this new hospital. From planning, through construction, to opening day, this has been an amazing journey. We look forward to the years ahead as we continue to build on our legacy of providing exemplary patient experiences, always,” stated Denise Hardenne, President & CEO, Halton Healthcare.

Baby on Warming Bed with two nurses

Baby Nicholas safely in his room on a new warming bed at the New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

Quick facts:

  1. More than 250 patients were moved from the legacy hospital including patients from Intensive Care, Mental Health, paediatrics and maternal child.
  2. The move took just over 10 hours, starting at 8 am and finishing at 6:20 pm
  3. 28 vehicles, including 8 ambulances and 20 patient transports, were used
  4. Emergency Medical Services personnel and ambulances from Halton and Peel helped in the move
  5. The distance between the two hospitals is approximately 11 kilometres
  6. The legacy OTMH at 327 Reynolds Street, Oakville is now closed
  7. The new OTMH at 3001 Hospital Gate, Oakville is now open
  8. All services, including the Emergency Department, have been transferred to the new hospital
  9. No services are being provided at the legacy OTMH


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