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What happens when my loved one is ready to leave the ICU?

As soon as a patient no longer needs ICU care, the team will put together a transfer plan.

Where the patient is sent next depends on a number of factors including the patient’s medical condition and care needs.

There are several possible transfer pathways:

There are many rehabilitation hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area. A social worker is usually the team member responsible for making the arrangement to send the patient to another hospital. So, the social worker should be able to provide you with more detailed information related to your loved one’s discharge plan.

  • The chronic ventilator program »

    If your loved one is unable to wean from a ventilator, the chronic ventilator program at Michael Garron Hospital provides a specialized care environment away from an acute care setting.

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Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
D-wing, 1st floor
room D1 08
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4522
Fax: 416-480-4999

For information about patients admitted to Sunnybrook's Intensive Care Units, please contact the unit through the hospital switchboard at 416-480-6100