Old Special Care Nursery Now a Blank Canvas
With the demolition complete and the area cleaned out, our Special Care Nursery could be safely toured. Facilities Director, Dwayne Shelswell provided the hard hats and acted as guide to Kim Towes, Senior Director Patient Services and Karen Suk-Patrick, VP People and Support Services.
The empty space brought home the extent of the transformation. This isn’t a remodel but a complete reimaging of the space. In fact, if it weren’t for the wall of windows in one of the photos below which used to be one side of the hallway, it would be difficult to tell this space was once home to our Special Care Nursery.
The new layout (floor plan below) has been marked on the floor so work can begin on installing plumbing to connect to sanitary lines, says Dan Brzak, Director Redevelopment and Planning. “We are engaged in meetings with the contractor, our clinical teams and support teams like IT, Environmental and IPAC. Through this work we will establish a phasing plan and timelines to safely allow work to continue.”
The project’s floor plan shows the new SCN layout. To give a sense of the scale of the change, highlighted in blue is where the old hallway was located (click on image to enlarge).