In 1999, as part of the ongoing efforts in healthcare restructuring, The Willett Hospital in Paris and the Brantford General Hospital became the first two partners in The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS)
a community wide system that supports the improvement of Programs and Services provided through the two facilities. With a total of 350 beds, the BCHS, a 2012 Hamilton-Niagara Top 10 Employer for the third year and recipient of the Employer of the Year Award by the Ontario Registered Practical Nurses Association is an affiliated teaching site of McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine
. Brantford General Hospital is a regional acute health centre and the Willett site provides urgent care and community outreach programs. Accreditation Canada determined the Brant Community Healthcare System exceeds the national compliance rates for hospital Quality Dimensions & Standards by up to 32 % in all categories and achieves all Required Organizational Practices for patient safety compared to national compliance rates that dropped as low as 37% in some categories.
Brantford General Hospital
The Brantford General Hospital, a 350 bed, acute care facility, is located in the City of Brantford and boasts stable, state-of-the-art programs within a team environment that ensures high level patient-focused care.
The Brantford General is this area's acute care facility, providing all of Brantford and Brant County's specialty programs and services for our 120,000+ residents. Over the last five years $80 million has been invested in improvements to the hospital.
We are the regional centre for paediatrics, mental Health, obstetrics, gynaecology, CT Scanning, critical care, surgical services, ambulatory care and emergency medicine. We are also the site of the Brant Community Cancer Clinic and the S.C. Johnson Dialysis Clinic for patients throughout Brant County and Haldimand-Norfolk.
We have more than 175 physicians and 26 members of the Department of Dentistry using the
facilities. In addition, 1,282 highly trained employees work at the Brantford General site.
John H. Stratford, with a prominent group of local citizens and twelve physicians opened the doors to the Hospital in 1885. Over the years, The Brantford General Hospital has developed into a busy, acute care hospital. Today, it is home to a dazzling array of leading edge technology complemented by more than 1,500 caring health care professionals and volunteers. View a location map of BGH.
The Willett has been meeting the health care needs of the residents of Paris, Ontario and surrounding rural areas since 1922 and is now part of the Brant Community Healthcare System.
Due to the rationalizing of medical services throughout the area, the Willett is expanding its programs to become a multi-service health care centre. There is a daily Urgent Care Department as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Service. The hospital also provides a full range of recreation, occupational and physiotherapy services on an outpatient basis. A number of counseling services are also provided.
In a unique role, The Willett serves our 'natural community' which includes all of Brant County, the Six Nations territory and some areas of the surrounding townships in Oxford County and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
Some of the community health services at The Willett include the Secondary Stroke Clinic, Puffer Club, fitness classes and health and wellness education activities.
The fully accredited facility is committed to increasing the availability and accessibility of services
for people living in the rural community of Brant County.
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