The Network is again supporting data collection to inform Incidence Management System (IMS) patient transfers with twice-weekly bed availability projections. The increased reporting frequency is in response to ongoing capacity challenges across our regions. Data submitted to the Network is used to inform IMS directives and includes:

  • projected bed capacity
  • available specialty beds
  • number of referrals accepted and waiting (by program and special needs)
  • reported ALC volumes
  • data not otherwise available (e.g., reasons for closed/blocked beds)

This real-time data reflects the fluctuating nature of bed closures due to outbreaks, health human resources issues and other concerns. It also enables decision making at the GTA IMS table to support patient transfers and flow based on system needs.

Acute care and rehab directors report finding the data useful to understand available system capacity. To help inform referral sources of bed availability and further support patient flow, the Network has begun disseminating available specialty bed information to members on a weekly basis.

Additionally, the Network continues to support data quality control by working directly with members, as needed, to strengthen reporting.   One area of focus has been bringing greater consistency to occupancy reporting and projected capacity for rehab and CCC beds.

For more information, please contact Sharon Ocampo-Chan, Project Manager.

Participating Network members:

  • Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Michael Garron Hospital
  • Runnymede Healthcare Centre
  • Sinai Health System/Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre/St. John’s Rehab
  • Toronto Grace Health Centre
  • Unity Health Toronto/Providence Healthcare
  • University Health Network/Toronto Rehab
  • West Park Healthcare Centre