Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s Emergency department remains open during construction
Construction is well underway on the expansion of Selkirk Regional Health Centre. Thirty acute care inpatient beds and three emergency department treatment spaces are being added, enhancing the health centre’s ability to treat and monitor patients. The new beds will allow care to be delivered locally for an increased number of inpatients and a higher volume of surgical and endoscopy patients.
The health centre’s emergency department remains open during the redevelopment of the waiting room. Patients entering the emergency department will notice the construction but accessing registration and triage will remain the same. There will be signage and people on site to help direct patients.
From August 8 to 11, patients attending the emergency department will be directed to use a door to the side of usual entrance.
Once the waiting room renovations are complete, construction will begin on three new treatment spaces in the emergency department. When work concludes, Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s emergency department will offer greater patient privacy and better sight lines for staff who monitor patients and the waiting area. Work is expected to conclude by March 2024.