As part of our strategic plan, our community and our people told us how important our facilities are in the delivery of care. For patients, well-designed spaces support their comfort and recovery.
Construction projects, both minor and major, are taking place across the Health Centre at all times in an effort to modernize our facilities and create healing environments that meet the needs of our patients.
In the past year alone we have
- Invested $12-million in redevelopment
- Completed 18 projects
- Renovated 81,000 sq. ft.
More about our exciting new projects coming soon.
These projects are part of our long-term vision to renew our hospital campus. Click here to learn about our master plan.
Melnyk entrance roundabout under construction
As we prepare to start construction on our new G.H. Wood Foundation Breast Screening Centre of Excellence and Palliative Care Clinic, we are closing part of the roundabout outside our Melnyk entrance. In an effort to reduce disturbances to patient care areas in the hospital, this area will be used by construction crews during the renovation to gain access to the renovation areas.
What does this mean for me?
This will not impact access to the Health Centre – all fire doors in that area will still be accessible, and cars will still be able to drive up to the door for patient pick-up/drop-off. However, cars and taxi’s will not be able to wait in the area as this will cause congestion due to the smaller space.
We anticipate this closure will be in place until early 2019 as these significant projects are built.
Elevator Work Underway
In an effort to improve the efficiency and operation of the elevators in the Morrow wing, a modernization project is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 27. To facilitate this work, one elevator in the Morrow wing will be down at a time for a period of 12 weeks. We are starting this work with elevator #11, which is highlighted on the drawing above. Signs will be going up next week to inform our patients and visitors about this work, and our volunteers have been engaged to spread the word.
Our New Spaces
Interventional Radiology (IR) Suite
Our IR suite provides images of almost every organ in the body to assist with diagnosis and treatment. We installed new, state-of-the-art equipment—improving our quality of imaging.
Oncology Patient Lounges
We redesigned the waiting room bringing more light into the space as well as new furniture and amenities to make it more welcoming and comfortable.
The Belvedere Memorial Garden
Research shows that being close to nature can have a positive impact on the recovery process. We rejuvenated the garden to connect our patients to a natural environment year-round.
Emergency and Tranquility Entrances
The installation of revolving doors at both entrances improves accessibility and energy-efficiency while improving the experience for patients waiting inside.
CIBC Just for Kids Clinic
Designed with a child’s needs in mind, the clinic now has four private examination rooms, instead of two and a waiting area with interactive games.