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Jul 09, 2020

Construction Update July 9

Construction on the hospital main lobby and staircase was completed in early March as part of the Joan and Paul Waechter Welcome Centre. To fully transform the experience for our patients and visitors, construction to the main entrance and patio adjacent to the lobby will be underway over the summer.

This week's update
  • The existing concrete curb and sidewalk has been removed.
  • Fencing has been put up along the sidewalk leading up to the main entrance of the hospital and along the patio area adjacent to the Joan and Paul Waechter Welcome Centre.
What to expect 
  • Next, we will be drilling holes for four concrete piers.
  • Structural steel will be installed on the concrete piers that will be used to support the steel awning.
  • There is restricted access to the sidewalk.
  • To safely enter/exit the area we ask that all patients, visitors and staff walk along the sidewalk to the crosswalk then across the parking lot.
When to expect
  • Drilling is scheduled to begin next week
  • Hoarding will remain up for the duration of the project (end of August).
Construction hours
  • Contractors will be onsite from 6am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday and sometimes of weekends (with advance notice).
  • Contractors will need limited to no access in our hospital during this time. Any that do require access will have to go through the screening process prior to entering the building.
Project funding
These renovations were funded in large part by donations from our generous community members who support the Foundation.

Questions about Construction?
Please feel free to email if you have questions about the improvements underway at your local hospital.