To further increase capacity within Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), and provide care to more patients, the hospital opened an additional floor in our offsite unit at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Kanata on January 28.
This second floor is another step the hospital has taken as part of its pandemic response, having already opened 28 beds at Fairfield last April and an additional 20 temporary beds inside the hospital. QCH is currently running at 105% capacity. By adding more beds, patients will have access to inpatient beds, limiting the need for them to spend additional time in the Emergency Department. This all help reduce the number of surgeries that may require cancellation due to lack of inpatient beds.
Take a look inside the expanded Fairfield unit by watching the video below: