The Medicine Program has two in-patient units, totaling 66 beds. The units are supported by a team of healthcare professionals who provide individualized care which includes regular interaction with family members and loved ones. The team's goal is to assist each patient with their recovery and to ensure their smooth transition home or to more suitable accommodations in the community.
The 38-bed general medicine unit focuses on diagnosing and caring for patients with respiratory, gastroenterology (digestive system) and endocrinology (internal glands, e.g., pancreas) conditions. Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses with expertise in general medicine care support this area.
The 28-bed general medicine unit is designed for patients with neurological disorders such as strokes. A highly specialized team cares for these patients during the acute or immediate phase following their stroke (generally 3 – 7 days).
The In-patient Medicine Healthcare Team
Our healthcare team consists of Internists/Physicians, Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, a Discharge Planner/Social Worker, a Respiratory Therapist, a Speech Language Pathologist, a Chaplain, Unit Clerks, Service Assistants and volunteers. Each member has a specific role to play, but together, they strive to provide healthcare excellence to each patient and family.
In order to support our team in their commitment to this high level of care, we make every effort to provide them with educational and training opportunities to enhance their expertise. One such opportunity is an 8-week respiratory course designed for staff through the joint efforts of Southlake Regional Health Centre, Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital and Seneca College.