Plans to triple the size of St. Boniface Hospital’s emergency department are moving forward. The province announce today that construction is now underway.
The re-development plan includes expanding the capacity and functionality of the emergency care area. They hope once done it will result in reduced waiting times, shorter stays of patients in the emergency department, and improvements to the experience of being there for both patients and staff.
More than 18,000 square feet of existing space will be renovated and just over 86,000 square feet will be added. Key elements of the plan include: making the space barrier-free; expanding the waiting room and triage area; adding a dedicated diagnostic imaging suite with a new CT scanner and X-ray machines; building a dedicated mental health treatment area; re-working the ambulance entrance and parking bay to accommodate 10 ambulances; and adding a new covered south entrance to reduce congestion.
The $141-million project is slated for completion in 2025.
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