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Today, your Emergency Department needs you.
The Right Size for Now and Into the Future
When the current Lady Minto Hospital opened its doors in 1958, about 2000 people lived on Salt Spring Island. Today, the island’s population is nearing 11,000. The current Emergency Department was not designed for that large a population or for the advancements in medical science and technology that have occurred over the last six decades.
The new Emergency Department will double the number of acute and urgent primary care patients who can be treated at one time, with a dedicated room for mental health and substance use treatment, a triage desk for enhanced patient safety and privacy, and expanded patient and family waiting areas. This new Emergency Department will create:
- More space for the health care team to work safely,
- Greater privacy for patients to discuss their conditions with the health care team,
- The ability to strengthen infection control requirements.
The Expansion Is Budgeted at $10.4 Million
The total budgeted cost to design, build, furnish, and equip the new Lady Minto Hospital Emergency Department is $10,400,000. The Capital Regional Hospital District is contributing $3,000,000. The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation’s contribution, including your donations, is budgeted at $7,400,000.
Targeted Spring 2023 Opening
The new Emergency Department will be an extension to Lady Minto Hospital, located to the south of the existing Extended Care Unit wing in the upper parking lot. There will be a patient drop-off area immediately in front of the main entrance doors. The new main hospital entrance will be located just in front of the current entrance.
Initial Design Concepts
NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FLOOR PLAN
Final Design Details and Construction Documents will be completed this summer. The contractor will be selected this fall. Construction is anticipated to begin around the end of 2021 with an opening in Spring 2023.
WATCH: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
SUPPORTED BY STAFF
Lady Minto staffers give thumbs up to the new Emergency Department, to be built where they’re standing in the hospital’s upper parking lot.