Quinte Health Care News
April 12- Acute Care for the Elderly Unit Opens at BGH,
Complex Continuing Care Unit Relocates from BGH to TMH
On April 12 a number of patients at QHC BGH and TMH will move as the new Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit opens on Quinte 4 at QHC Belleville General Hospital which will include 30 patient beds in total (20 ACE and 10 Alternate Level of Care). View the ACE Brochure - Click Here
Also on April 12, the Complex Continuing Care (CCC) unit will be moving from BGH Sills 4 to Trenton Memorial Hospital. The 26-bed Inpatient Unit at TMH will accommodate both Complex Continuing Care and Acute Care patients (20 CCC and 6 Acute Care).
Who will occupy the new ACE unit on Quinte 4?
On opening day, some of our current senior patients who meet the criteria (view the criteria by clicking here) as well as some of our patients at BGH and TMH who require Alternate Level of Care (ALC) will be moving to the new unit.
Notifying patients and family:
Notification started a number of weeks ago to ensure patients and family members impacted by the change are aware and have all of their questions answered. This has included in-person meetings with patients and family members and reinforced through the distribution of letters and brochures.
About the move:
- On the day of the move, Quinte Health Care will be using the services of Voyageur, a non-urgent transportation provider.
- There will be extra staff on hand at each site to ensure patient needs are being met.
- We anticipate the move will be completed by lunchtime.
- We welcome family members to be present on the day of the move, but we ask that this is limited to one family member per person.
About NICHE designation- QHC’s commitment to improving the way we care for seniors: Quinte Health Care has received NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation which means that we have made a commitment to improve the way we care for seniors. More than 60 QHC staff including nurses, Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and therapy staff have been identified as NICHE champions, and will be completing a 20 hour education certificate program which will earn them a Geriatric Resource Nurse Certificate or a Geriatric Patient Care Associate Certificate.