Hospital Wait Times To Benefit

President and CEO of Schlegel Villages James Schlegel talks to 150 employees set to work at the Village At St. Clair, July 25, 2014. (photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Officials with the Erie St.Clair LHIN say Windsor’s newest long-term care home will have far reaching impacts on the region’s health care network.

Senior Director of Health System Design and Implementation Ralph Ganter says The Village at St. Clair will get patients moving through the system.

“In the complex continuing area of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, there are patients who will be coming to the Schlegel Villages,” says Ganter. “What that will do is it opens up capacity so then people who are in acute care waiting for complex continuing care will move across, people who are in rehab waiting for complex continuing care. So that’s just one example of a stream of movement.”

The facility is equipped with 256 beds and a number of amenities and options that allows the residents to stay indoors.