One Toronto hospital is transforming its parking lot into a new hub that will fit more patients.
Sunnybrook Hospital, located on Bayview Avenue, has officially set up its new Mobile Health Unit, which will provide room for 100 additional patients if needed.
On Wednesday, workers took to the parking lot to set up multiple green tents that will soon be transformed into hospital rooms.
At the moment, the Mobile Health Unit is being configured for 84 beds. However, it can be expanded to 100 if need be.
Each tent will contain 8 to 10 beds and comes equipped with a medical support system as well as a washroom.
A spokesperson from the Ministry of Health told Narcity that these units will be available for use by early April.
"This Mobile Health Unit will allow our health care system to remain flexible and responsive during the pandemic," the spokesperson said.
The makeshift area will reportedly be used by patients awaiting placement in other hospitals.