WLMH OR renos to start mid-June

While infrastructure projects have continued outside West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, there has been a pause on infrastructure activity inside the building due to COVID-19.

Teams at the hospital have continued to work with the contractor to review and adapt renovation plans for the Operating Rooms (OR) and Endoscopy reprocessing area. Here’s a reminder about the renos and what will be involved.

Construction is scheduled to begin mid-June and be completed by early September. All work will be completed in accordance with provincial and hospital guidelines regarding contractor screening and safety.

As plans proceed, we are making sure that everything possible is done to ensure a smooth and seamless process for all of our patients and staff.

Gradual reintegration of services

Planning for the gradual reintegration of clinical services that were paused during our initial pandemic response is underway. The reintroduction of clinical services will follow direction from Ontario Health.

Hospital-based work groups will be meeting to review the perioperative and obstetrical models and services for when the OR reopens in the fall. Work will continue to maintain a safe hospital environment and ensure appropriate allocation of hospital resources as we move through the next phase of pandemic planning.

Completing these projects will help us provide safe care until the new hospital is built. Updates will be shared as work progresses.

(Pictured: the custom air handling unit for the OR was delivered during the first week of May.)

Hospital entrance: November 22 – 25, 2019

The corridor on the main floor at WLMH will be closed as of November 22 at 1:00 pm to support infrastructure work in the main hallway. The main entrance will be open, however access to all areas of the hospital except obstetrics will be via the first floor or the basement.

If you are unable to safely manage stairs, we recommend that you enter the hospital through the Emergency Department entrance or the entrance ramp on the west side of the hospital.

The main hallway will reopen by 7:00 am on Monday, November 25, 2019.

Thank you for your patience.