Mindemoya emergency room expansion project underway


If you need to go to the emergency room, you may want to bring noise-canceling headphones

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The Manitoulin Health Center (MHC) says the renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya emergency department is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall 2022.

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“To maintain access to emergency services and continue providing care to members of our community, we have to go through several phases of construction,” the health center said in a statement.

“This includes construction vehicles in and around the site, some delays in traffic areas and sometimes a considerable amount of noise. “

The MHC said it appreciated that the extra noise and vibration could be “disruptive and unpleasant” during an emergency room visit.

“However, we ask those who visit the facility to be kind and patient, especially to our staff. Remember our staff also live with renovations and noise on a daily basis, ”said MHC.

“Each of the hospital staff worked very hard, often many more hours than usual, and we ask that they be treated with respect. If you are planning a visit to the Mindemoya emergency room, we encourage you to bring noise canceling headphones to make your stay a little more comfortable.

The renovation and expansion project will increase Mindemoya’s emergency department by 1,700 square feet.

The MHC said it will provide a better and more efficient workspace for its staff, more privacy and confidentiality for patients, the renovation of the chemotherapy mixing room to better meet accreditation standards, a larger chemotherapy suite for the comfort of staff and patients, and an opportunity for treatments and evaluations for chemotherapy patients.

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“In the spring of 2022, you can expect to see spaces start to move within the Mindemoya emergency department,” the health center said.

“This will include the location of nursing stations and changes to some of the patient rooms. Please ask our staff for assistance to help you navigate these changes.

Julia Fedec, the clinical nurse manager of the emergency department and chemotherapy program at MHC, said she was delighted to see the progress of the renovation project.

“We thank our staff and community members for this patience throughout this time and we look forward to working in this new space with our teams, patients and partners,” she said.

“We are committed to keeping everyone in the know as much as possible throughout these renovations. “

Anyone interested in donating to the Embracing Together campaign can send their check to the Manitoulin Health Center at 11 Meredith Street East, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0, or go online at www.mhc.on.ca.

You can also contribute by purchasing tickets to the Manitoulin Health Center 50/50 draw at www.mhc5050.on.ca.

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