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 Complex Continuing Care Patient Care Unit

Complex Continuing Care Services

Complex continuing care is a specialized program of care we offer, providing inpatient services for medically complex patients whose condition requires a hospital stay, regular onsite physician care and assessment, and active care management by specialized staff.  Patients’ conditions may be the result of a chronic or devastating illness marked by impairments in either or both mental and physical function.  The level of support that patients need ranges from significant to total. It may include ventilation, special feeding systems, tracheotomy care, and special pain management.  The goal for most patients in complex care is to restore as much function as possible so patients can return to the community.  Palliative care services are also offered so patients can receive specialized end-of-life care.
We work with our patients to rebuild their strength and endurance.  Where patients have an underlying condition, such as osteoporosis or cardiac illness, we provide education and treatment.
Our team:
  • provides ongoing patient/caregiver education
  • helps patients set goals for maximum independence
  • establishes plans of care so patients can maintain optimal wellness
  • collaborates with other specialists
  • helps patients manage complex medical issues
Our Beds
Complex Continuing Care Services has 86 patient beds – 54 at the Mississauga Hospital and 32 at the Queensway Health Centre.
The McCall Centre, managed by Extendicare, is a partner in the complex care, and provides an additional 120 beds to Trillium Health Partners.
The Courtyard
The courtyard includes 20 Complex Care beds, 14 long-term rehab beds, and 12 Transitional care beds.
The long-term rehab beds are geared to provide more in-depth rehabilitation, and more extensive therapy for patients whose condition is deemed ‘complex’ (for example, they may be recovering from a significant cardiac event or brain injury). The usual goal is discharge home or to a retirement home. The average length of stay is 60 days.
Patients are usually transferred from acute care unit Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Care after being assessed for suitability for the Courtyard environment.​