Repatriations and Transfer Back Requests

At MSH we want to ensure we are able to provide inpatient care to our community. Sometimes this requires patients to be transferred to and from partnering facilities or patients to be transferred from others cities or countries due to injuries or illness which have occurred while away from home.

Transfer requests or repatriation requests must be facilitated and organized between physicians and care teams. This prompts a seamless transition during transfer of care.

If you are a care team member looking to transfer a patient to the Markham Stouffville Hospital community please connect with us. Our process and contact numbers are provided below.

Repatriation process
Initiate request
  • Within Ontario send a criticall request
  • Contact 905-472-7000 on call physician based on service required
  • Accepting MSH physician will contact MSH bed allocation
  • Bed allocation will connect with sending facility and request required information
  • Bed allocation: 905-472-7000 ext. 1135
Inpatient bed assigned
  • Bed allocation will connect with sending facility to support the connection between care teams to ensure safe and effective transfer of care