Improvements to Vitalité Health Network’s infrastructures
The Network is constantly working at improving its physical facilities. Here is an overview of the major projects under way:
Work to be completed in 2019
A Mohs surgery clinic will be built in the outpatient clinic area on level 1 of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre; it will be used to perform minor procedures to remove facial skin cancers (1.1 million dollars - 2017–2019).
The chemotherapy room at the Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre will be expanded and improved to welcome 14 treatment chairs based on current standards. The room will be more spacious and will benefit from more pleasant lighting. Patient chairs will be more comfortable and workstations will be set up ergonomically ($950,000 - 2018–2019).
A pain clinic will open at the Campbellton Regional Hospital. The clinic will include a gym for physiotherapy exercises ($100,000 - 2018–2019).
A pain clinic will open at the Tracadie Hospital. The clinic is financed jointly by the Network and the hospital’s foundation ($910,000 - 2018–2019).
An oncology clinic will open at the Enfant-Jésus RHSJ† Hospital. This project is financed jointly by the Network and the hospital’s foundation (1.5 million dollars - 2018–2019).
An outside park equipped with an exercise course at the Chaleur Regional Hospital will allow patients of all ages to do physical activity in the great outdoors. This project was financed by the hospital’s foundation and other donors ($100,000 - 2018–2019).
Work to be completed in 2020
Opening of a new surgical suite at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre; Work is going well and is already 50% completed.
The new surgical suite is scheduled to open in 2020. Modern and up to today’s standards, it will offer:
- Nine operating rooms;
- Ten intensive care rooms;
- A sterilization sector that is three times larger than the current one.
Also, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy departments will be relocated to the new suite.
This important project will have required an investment of 101 million dollars from 2013 to 2020.
Rooms used for training family physicians specializing to become psychiatrists will be built in the space formerly used by the Laundry on the ground floor of the Pavillon Hôtel-Dieu of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. Therefore, physicians studying psychiatry will no longer need to leave the province to complete their training. This project is the result of a partnership between the Université de Moncton, the Université de Sherbrooke, the Family Medicine Unit and Vitalité Health Network (2 million dollars - 2018–2020).
Work to be completed in 2021
A 14-bed intermediate care unit will be installed in the former surgical suite sector at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. The budget for this project is included in that of the new surgical suite.
Work to be completed in 2022
The expansion of the Chaleur Regional Hospital will make it possible to provide:
- Private or semi-private rooms equipped with a bathroom for each patient and more room for wheelchairs to circulate. Four-bed wards will be eliminated;
- A completely refurbished bariatric clinic;
- New rooms that are up to today’s standards for 22 departments;
- Administrative offices.
This major project will have required an investment of nearly 80 million dollars.
The project will namely include a new auditorium financed by the hospital’s foundation (0.75 million dollars).