Construction has been completed on a new $23 million emergency department at Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
Set to open its entranceway on Monday, the new 16,000-square-foot emergency department is three times larger than the previous space, which opened in 1985 and was updated in 2001.
“The new space reflects our continued commitment to improving health care for all Manitobans including those in the Dauphin and Parkland region,” said Health Minister Cameron Friesen.
Work was carried out in multiple phases, which saw the temporary relocation of the emergency department to another area of the building.
The redeveloped and expanded spaces include an updated resuscitation/trauma care room, enhancement treatment, exam and observation rooms, a decontamination room, a special care unit for extended emergency care of patients, support space, an enclosed ambulance garage, and a new pedestrian access ramp.
Penny Gilson, CEO of Prairie Mountain Health, says the new space improves patient flow and patient access and includes many security upgrades to provide a safer environment.
Patients began using the new facility in July.
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