Ontario Expanding Emergency Department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital
October 28, 2016.
Ontario is helping build a 9,000 square foot addition to the emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, which will reduce wait times and improve care for patients and families in eastern Ontario.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, made the announcement at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital.
The new addition will improve access to emergency care services, accommodate higher-level diagnostic and therapeutic needs and help reduce wait times for residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities so they can continue to experience high quality care. Specifically, the new and larger emergency department will:
• Accommodate peak and low volumes by using efficient fast-track zones
• Develop a triage area to improve patient privacy, the flow of patients through the unit, and access to care
• Enhance infection control standards
• Provide a large number of diagnostic, technological and therapeutic tasks, for example, lab tests to determine the presence of infection or disease
• Offer a secure operating room with authorized access.
Investing in Ontario hospitals is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
" The new emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital will ensure that more patients are able to receive emergency health care services ..... This project will result in expanded services that will provide better access for the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding communities."