Patients and visitors asked to use South Shore Regional Hospital’s new elevator during upgrades

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bridgewater, N.S. – Patients and visitors are being asked to use South Shore Regional Hospital’s new elevator during upgrades to the two original elevators.

Work on the elevators will begin May 21 and is expected to take six months.

Once the upgrades are done, the public will continue to use the new elevator, while the others remain designated as service elevators for moving patients and supplies within the hospital, which is an important Accreditation Canada standard.

The third elevator was added to the hospital last fall in order to increase safety and improve patient flow and transfers. It was an important first step towards the multi-year, multi-million dollar project underway to enhance and modernize the almost 30-year-old hospital.

The South Shore Regional Hospital expansion and renovation includes expansion of the emergency department, endoscopy unit and day surgery unit, as well as the addition of a 12-seat dialysis unit. These changes will allow more people to be treated in a more comfortable, private environment and improve infection prevention and control.

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Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344

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