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Admissions: Complex Continuing Care

Complex Continuing Care

The Complex Continuing Care team serves clients with chronic illnesses or multi-system diseases. Many clients have tracheostomies or require mechanical ventilation. Although clients may be admitted to the respiratory/complex continuing care unit for extended periods, the goal is to facilitate discharge to the community whenever possible.

The Complex Continuing Care team serves children from birth to age 18. Clients have multi-system disease and/or compromised respiratory systems that require frequent and ongoing specialized assessment and intervention. Clients may require a range of therapy services to meet their habilitation needs.

Types of Conditions:

  • Congenital and acquired airway and respiratory abnormalities
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuromuscular myopathies
  • Multi-system diseases

Admission Criteria:

  • Chronic or progressive disease
  • Complex care needs requiring ongoing and frequent medical/nursing assessment and intervention
  • Care needs exceeding the capability of community care providers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Behavioural or active psychiatric issues (e.g. psychosis)
  • Drug/alcohol dependency


Cindy Ruelens, Intake/Discharge Coordinator
Tel: 416-753-6030
E-mail: cruelens at bloorview dot ca

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