Renovations completed at hospital
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.”