Internship Program

May 2018

Refreshing Emergency Planning Benchmarks

For the past 20 years, approvals for new/expanded emergency departments in Ontario have been informed by a "visits per square foot" indicator originally identified by the Health Services Restructuring Commission.  Under the auspices of our Centre for Innovation in Health Facility Planning, Agnew Peckham has launched a research project to review the benchmarks and recommend needed refinements or updating.  With the generous participation of many Ontario hospitals and our data partners HCM Group Inc., we're examining planned capacity and how well it accommodates current volumes and care delivery needs.  We aim to complete our work by December.

For more information, please contact Lucy Brun (