In 2023, following the COVID-19 pandemic, GBGH took the first steps to move the project along, including the development of official plans, colour schemes, finishes and a schedule for the first phase of room renovations.
In July 2023, the first phase began with the renovation of 4 semi-private rooms on the hospital’s 2E inpatient unit. Although there is no good time to close beds, this is an important priority for the hospital to bring our inpatient rooms up to today’s standards and ensure our donors are having the impact they have generously supported. The four rooms were completed in October 2023 (image above).
“The updated rooms on 2E are amazing! Our patients have commented that the rooms feel bright, fresh and comfortable. Staff notice that the rooms feel bigger, and are more functional for our patients and their families.” ~ Katy Ghovanlou, Manager, 2E.
In January 2024, the first phase continues with the modernization of 7 patient rooms, including 1 private, 2 semi-private and 1 ward room. This section of rooms is expected to be completed in late March 2024.
The third block of rooms (1 private, 2 semi-private and 1 ward room) will undergo renovations beginning in April, and is expected to be completed by Summer 2024.
Ward Room: Green Colour Scheme
Semi-Private Room: Blue Colour Scheme
The new rooms reflect the beauty of trees, rocks and water surrounding us on Georgian Bay. Ward rooms are completed with a green accents; private and semi-private rooms with blue accents.
Each room renovation will includes:
- New millwork, flooring, drywall and lighting
- Fibre reinforced panel on the headwall
- Upgraded hand hygiene station
- Refreshed paint, fixtures and hardware
- New ACT tile ceiling
- Upgraded plumbing, with new toilet and sink
We are so grateful for the donors whose generosity has pushed this project forward and prioritized our patient rooms for renovation.
Your desire to have updated, modern facilities for every patient is what makes this project so powerful. Together, we are recognizing the individual needs of our patients and working to provide them with a space for them to receive excellent, personalized health care.
We have such deep appreciation for everyone’s patience as we have dealt with so many challenges throughout this project. It is exciting to see this finally get underway, and we are committed to continuing to provide updates as they come.
Thank you. Merci. Miigwech.