Enhancing the Patient Experience at Port Perry Hospital
Matthew Anderson, Lakeridge Health President and CEO and
Rachel Agnoluzzi, Port Perry Hospital Foundation CEO
As work continues in preparation for the reopening of Port Perry Hospital, Lakeridge Health and the Port Perry Hospital Foundation are partnering on enhancements to improve the patient and family experience, in the New Life Centre, the hospital’s birthing suite.
New Life Centre rooms will be refreshed to better meet the needs of patients and families. These enhancements include upgrades to all New Life Centre patient washrooms to improve accessibility and overall functionality. The washrooms will be brighter, the doors will be wider, and rooms will feature walk-in showers for patients.
In addition to these upgrades, the Foundation is asking for community support for equipment like new cardiac and fetal monitors, phototherapy lights to help babies with jaundice, advanced birthing beds, and other items that will offer enhanced safety for mothers and babies, and will improve the overall birth experience.
This particular phase of construction is exciting for us as the restoration of Port Perry Hospital takes shape. In other areas of the hospital, there has been progress. The hospital’s boiler room has been remodeled and revamped, while specialized exhaust systems, wiring and electrical feeds along with our two new emergency power generators have been fully installed.
The restoration and renovation of the hospital remains on schedule and construction is expected to be complete by early July, and we look forward to opening our hospital doors to patients and families the first week in September.
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