The St. Therese Healthcare Centre has begun a $3.5 million upgrade and renovation of its emergency department.
The renovation project is funded by the Alberta government’s Rural Health Facilities Revitalization Program. The work entails expanding the emergency department with three additional treatment areas, bringing the total to nine. Exciting treatment and triage spaces will also undergo enhancements.
Electrical and mechanical systems will receive substantial upgrades and a state-of-the-art nurse call system will be implemented. Additionally, a new bariatric-accessible patient washroom will be established.
While the overall dimensions of the emergency department will remain unhinged, efforts will take place in different sections to facilitate the ED renovations. This includes the incorporation of new imaging spaces and the addition of an X-ray machine for diagnostic imaging, along with the establishment of a fresh electrocardiogram space.
According to Alberta Health Services, the project involved an extension collaboration with site leadership staff and clinicians to develop the new design. Equally important was formulating a construction schedule that ensures continuous 24/7 ED operations with minimal disruption.
These renovations are anticipated to be completed by mid-2024.