Ren­o­va­tions com­pleted at hospi­tal

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East­ern Health ad­vises the pub­lic that ef­fec­tive Mon­day, Feb. 4 the main en­trance of the Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hospi­tal will per­ma­nently re­lo­cate to the rear of the build­ing, ad­ja­cent to the park­ing lot.

In ad­di­tion, blood col­lec­tion ser­vices, EKG and cen­tral reg­istry for all pa­tients re­quir­ing lab­o­ra­tory ser­vices, EKG, blood col­lec­tion and phys­io­ther­apy will be re­lo­cated from the sec­ond floor to the first floor of the hospi­tal near the new main en­trance.

The new main en­trance lobby also in­cludes a wait­ing area for blood col­lec­tion and cen­tral reg­istry. The lab­o­ra­tory spec­i­men drop-off lo­ca­tion will re­main at the lab­o­ra­tory on the sec­ond floor of the hospi­tal.

Vis­i­tors to the Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hospi­tal should use the new main en­trance to ac­cess all in­pa­tient and out­pa­tient ser­vices. Upon ar­rival to the hospi­tal, sup­port staff will be avail­able over the next few weeks to help vis­i­tors and pa­tients nav­i­gate ser­vices. Pa­tients who re­quire emer­gency ser­vices should con­tinue to use the Emer­gency De­part­ment en­trance lo­cated at the front of the build­ing, fac­ing High­road South.

Th­ese ren­o­va­tions to Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hospi­tal were nec­es­sary to ac­com­mo­date the new long- term care fa­cil­ity that is be­ing con­structed in close prox­im­ity to the former main en­trance. In 2010, the pro­vin­cial government an­nounced fund­ing for a new long-term care fa­cil­ity in Car­bon­ear, which in­cluded the cost of the ren­o­va­tions at the Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

“Th­ese ren­o­va­tions will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the flow of pub­lic traf­fic through the hospi­tal, pro­vide eas­ier nav­i­ga­tion of out­pa­tient ser­vices and re­duce con­ges­tion in our wait­ing rooms,” said Ge­orge Butt, vice- pres­i­dent re­spon­si­ble for in­fra­struc­ture sup­port at East­ern Health.

“We are pleased to pro­vide pa­tients in the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion area with an im­proved health care fa­cil­ity where they can ac­cess the med­i­cal ser­vices they re­quire.”

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