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Emergency department expansion and upgrades

The Peace Arch Hospital emergency department (ED) expansion will more than double its treatment spaces for patients and will enable improved care and experience for patients in an updated facility.

The new emergency department will feature:

  • 50 new single-patient treatment spaces, up from 24
  • Private child and family-friendly waiting area 
  • Dedicated mental health and substance use waiting and treatment area
  • Re-designed registration area to help patients move through emergency in a more seamless way, allowing for faster care

New surgical suites 

  • New surgical suites will replace three existing operating rooms (ORs) with five, boosting the number of surgeries performed at the hospital. 
  • Re-designed operating rooms will provide the necessary space for larger teams of  health care professionals and the right technology and equipment to enable the delivery of quality care. 

Humans of Fraser Health: Alix Kite, registered nurse, clinical nurse educator, Operating Room/Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Endoscopy, Peace Arch Hospital

New medical reprocessing department

  • Medical device reprocessing department will be expanded and relocated to be closer to the surgical suites providing better access and improved infection control and safety for physicians, staff and patients.  

Timelines

Construction on the Peace Arch Hospital emergency department expansion and upgrade project is currently underway and will be completed in two phases.
Phase 1 - Emergency department and surgical suites expansion along with the renovation of the medical equipment reprocessing department, is expected to be complete May 2021.  
Phase 2 - Renovation of parts of the former emergency department to support additional expansion is projected to be complete in early 2022.

Timelines

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