Additional Beds Approved for new Markdale Hospital
PRESS RELEASE JANUARY 20 2022
The new GBHS hospital under construction in Markdale is expanding, even before it opens. The new hospital will now have eight inpatient beds, as opposed to the five-bed model the Ministry of Health approved in February of 2021. The new beds can be accommodated within the footprint of the hospital currently under construction.
“Fortunately, we included flex space into the building plans so that down the road, if we received approval for more beds, we could add them without putting an addition onto the hospital,” said GBHS President and CEO Gary Sims. “We are very pleased that the Ministry supported our request for an expansion, which will enable our staff and physicians to support more patients from the community.”
Construction of the new hospital is well underway, and the building is 30 percent finished. Ductwork is being installed in the lower level, electrical servicing is underway, and concrete walls have been erected. The next milestone for the project will be the completion of the structural steel and the installation of the steel deck for the roof.
The additional beds will not impact the planned completion date, which is the Spring of 2023. The new hospital is expected to open to the public by the end of that year, once the medical equipment and furniture have been installed and tested, and staff have been fully trained in the new environment. In the meantime, all services continue at the existing Markdale Hospital.
Bernard’s Quality Cars and Bernard Family – Why They Gave!
Bernard’s Quality Cars and the Bernard family have been strong supporters of your hospital since this Foundation began back in 1998. They have been there to support events including Silent Auctions, Walkathons, Radiothons, more Golf Tournaments than I can count, as well as regular general donations. They have supported numerous campaigns including the Cancer Campaign, the MRI Campaign (both of them), the Closer to Home Campaign and now the “Together in Care” campaign. Superior healthcare in our area is made possible by generous donors such as Bernard’s’ Quality Cars and the Bernard family . Centre Grey Health Services Foundation considers it a privilege to have them as a member of our donor family! THANK YOU Bernard’s Quality Cars and the Bernard family – for supporting the New Markdale Hospital through the “Together In Care” campaign.
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