Stage Two also proposes an Emergency Department right-sized for Ornge and EMS that will include:
A decontamination area, airborne isolation rooms, secure rooms, security space, consult/quiet room with smudging capability, Rapid Assessment (lighter care, non acute zone - 6 seats), Major Treatment Rooms (2 patients), Treatment Rooms (12) and Mental Health Treatment Rooms (3). The ED is proposed to be located beside Diagnostic Imaging.
Proposed in the Mental Health Unit is a 6-bed PICU (activity/ dining area, outdoor area), 6-bed child/youth zone (with sitting alcove, day room/ lounge), 8-bed adult mental health zone (sitting alcoves, day room/ lounge), 4-bed geriatric behavioural zone and shared spaces such as group activity space, consult rooms, traditional healing room, exam room, comfort room, family rooms, patient laundry, kitchen and dining area, lounge, etc.
Outpatient Mental Health services are proposed to be managed in a separate building on the hospital campus. Mental health counsellors will be available in the ED 7-days per week.
Our goal for the next fiscal year (2023/2024) is to see the project move into Stage 3, where the design for our new hospital is finalized! Thank you and congratulations to all who have been involved so far in this exciting community project!