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Media invited to tour new Emergency Department

Posted May 22nd, 2012

Members of the media are invited to attend a tour of our future Emergency Department that will serve residents of St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara-on-the-Lake and surrounding area when our new health complex and Walker Family Cancer Centre opens to provide patient care in the Spring of 2013.

With 187 days left in the construction schedule, the building is looking more like a hospital with each day that passes and is on budget and on schedule at over 90% completion. The design of this world-class facility took the strengths of local knowledge from our clinicians and global expertise of our architects to create a building that is focused on the patient experience and outcome.

Accessing emergency services at our new hospital

Learn how patients will receive emergency and urgent care treatment at our new hospital; whether they arrive by ambulance or by presenting at the Emergency Department that features a separate entrance and single triage for both Acute Care and Urgent Care services, under one roof.

What: Interview opportunity and tour of new Emergency Department
When: Friday, May 25, 2012
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Required safety briefing and donning of safety gear
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Construction site tour and interviews
Where: New Health Complex Construction Site
1200 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines (map)
Tour Guides: Dr. Rafi Setrak, Emergency Services Physician
Niagara Emergency Medical Services Representative

map of the new hospital groups with parking pointed out

Niagara Health System