Construction Set To Start On New Space For Dialysis Patients

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016

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Construction is set to begin inside the former Bell building on Goyeau Avenue to create a more comfortable and accessible environment for patients who receive life-saving dialysis treatment.

Windsor Regional Hospital says that the renovation will allow an expansion from 22 dialysis stations currently located at the Ouellette Campus to 30 dialysis stations in the Bell building.

DeAngelis Construction was awarded the contract to renovate a space in the building which has been vacant for many years. Construction will begin by March 1st and is expected to be completed within 10 to 12 months after breaking ground.

The move will allow for an improved patient experience – particularly important given that many dialysis patients receive multiple treatments over the course of a week. The bright layout at the Bell building, with its larger windows and higher ceilings, will provide a more comfortable setting while they are being treated, compared to the existing unit, located in the basement of the Jeanne Mance building on the Ouellette campus. In addition, there will be space for family members that attend with their loved one for dialysis to either stay with their loved one or go to a room that will have televisions and computers.

Staff will have more space to work within, and the site will better accommodate equipment needs. Patients will have better access to the services with adjacent free parking of up to 40 spaces.

The project is funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, which gave approval for the project last summer. This project was approved as part of the overall planning for the single site acute care hospital and the realignment of regional services.

These services will continue at this location even after the full Windsor-Essex hospitals project is fully implemented.

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