The Laboratory and the Emergency Room at our Southampton Hospital are undergoing significant renovations. Construction work got underway in May of 2016, and is taking place in phases. The hospital, including the lab and ER, will remain open throughout the project. The project is expected to be finished within two years. Updates on the project are posted below, along with an overall description of the work.
With over 17,000 visits, the ER at the Southampton Hospital is one of the busiest in all of Grey Bruce. We are in the midst of renovating the ER and the laboratory to help staff manage the number of patients seen in the hospital every year. The expanded departments will have more comfortable treatment space and provide better working conditions for our skilled staff and physicians.
The Southampton Hospital Lab and ER renovation project will include the following:
9,904 square-foot new addition
6,221 square-foot renovation
new electrical main distribution panel
42 new parking spaces
The new addition puts a new face on the hospital originally built in 1957, with additions in 1965 and 1978.
By creating a new main entrance and separate emergency entrance from High Street, access is much improved over the previous configuration.
This is a significant project for this area, and the renovated hospital will be a major asset to residents and visitors.