Revitalising KEMH December 2010
BHB is focused on moving staff and services away from the new building’s construction site while ongoing projects being carried out by BHB to revitalize KEMH continue. Here are some current projects:
• The new substation at the corner of Berry Hill Road and Point Finger Road is now operational. The old substation, which is in the midst of the new building’s site, has been decommissioned.
• The Diabetes Education Centre, Asthma Education Centre and Cardiac Care Education Programme have moved to the newly renovated Fairview Court facility on the MWI campus in Devonshire. The Cardiac Diagnostic Unit (ECG, Echo, Stress tests, etc) remains on the third floor of KEMH, along with BHB’s Chief of Cardiology, Dr Carl Levick.
• The Centre for Cancer Care has moved to the area vacated by the Diabetes Education Centre, off the KEMH lobby.
• Phases one and two of the Springfield Car Park at the corner of Berry Hill Road and Point Finger Road are open, with the remaining phase to open this month and additional landscaping to commence.
• Parking is no longer permitted at the “Old Hospital” (which until recently housed the Department of Health and Vector Control); ‘Gladwyn’ (9 Point Finger Road) and ‘Banana Patch’ (11/13 Point Finger Road). These areas have been closed so that the site can be cleared to make way for the new building. The parking lot adjacent to the Continuing Care Unit remains open. Access to the Botanical Gardens and hospital from Point Finger Road will remain unaffected at this time.
• The upgrades of Perry and Cooper wards have been completed, Gordon ward is approximately 40% completed and Curtis is projected to start April 2011.
• A full refurbishment of all clinical areas, reception and offices in the Beresford Swan Dialysis Unit will be substantially complete this month.
• The patient advocate office/visitors lounge located on the 3rd floor in between Gordon and Curtis wards will be complete this month.
• 160 hurricane rated, energy efficient, tinted windows are being installed, with about 40% installed by the end of this year.