VJH site bringing together the details

It's all about the details now.

Work being done at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Tower construction site is focusing on exterior details.

With paving is almost complete, the new parking lots and ER drop-off entrance should be finished in the next week or two.

The size and scope of project is easiest to see by looking at the Emergency Department entrance. The flooring, mill work and most fixtures are in and the painting is just about complete.

Doors have been installed on the ER exam rooms. Patients will now be examined in private rooms with plenty of space and all the equipment doctors and nurses need to do their jobs properly and efficiently.

The lobby of the Ambulatory Care department, where the main entrance to the new tower will be, is currently being tiled.

Each subsequent floor is at different levels of completion.

The big equipment, such as booms and lifts for the operating rooms, will be arriving and installed over the next few months.

The Maternal Child floor is coming along, as are the Intensive Care/Coronary Care Units.

Several big blue tarps have been strung between the new tower and the old hospital. Those are where links are being built to connect the two buildings.

There will be five links: one underground, two at ground level, and bridges across the second and third floors.

There will also be a pneumatic tube system that will allow lab and diagnostics to be shared between departments.

Photos of the progress being made can be seen online at the Building Patient Care website.

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