Throughout July and Aug. 2021, William Osler Health System’s (Osler) COVID-19 testing centres and COVID- 19 vaccine clinics will close to support Osler’s careful and gradual recovery efforts. The COVID-19 Testing Centre at Osler’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial) closed this past weekend, and the COVID- 19 Testing Centre at Etobicoke General Hospital will close effective July 25, 2021.
Both will close at the end of clinic operations on the last day. The Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial, temporarily closed in April 2020 to ensure that the hospital’s resources and highly skilled health care teams are working to best meet the needs of the community, will continue to be temporarily closed.
Osler will continue to monitor Emergency Department volumes at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital. The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Brampton Civic Hospital and the Osler-Humber COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will close effective Friday, August 6, 2021 at the end of clinic operations that day. The COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Century Garden Recreation Centre will close effective Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the end of clinic operations that day.
No first or second dose appointments will be cancelled as a result of the closure. “Over the past sixteen months, Osler has worked closely with Ontario Health, Toronto and Peel Public Health and community health partners to build much-needed COVID-19 testing and vaccination capacity in the community,” said Kiki Ferrari, chief Operating Officer, William Osler Health System.
“As COVID-19 admissions continue to decrease across our hospitals, community vaccination rates increase, and community partner testing centres and vaccination clinics remain readily available, Osler is focusing on recovery and gradual resumption of its operations.”