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What happens after your loved one is transferred to a ward?

The transfer to the general ward of the hospital will occur once your loved one no longer needs ICU care and monitoring. Although this is a sign the patient’s condition is improving, it may still be a stressful transition for the family.

Once on the general ward, the ICU team will still be involved in their care, through the Rapid Response Team, which is a group of critical-care specialists, such as nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists.

In the first 24 hours of being transferred to the ward, the Rapid Response Team will check-up on the patient’s progress.

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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