Construction on the 2-C nursing unit is complete! The unit was turned over to the hospital last week.
The FMH Environmental Health Services (EHS) Department is thoroughly cleaning each room, removing any evidence of construction work. After the first cleaning, the unit will be stocked with the necessary patient care supplies. The patient beds, computers and other instrumentation will then be moved into the rooms. EHS will go back into the rooms for a second round of thorough cleaning, making the rooms pristine for our first patients. Patients will be moved onto the new unit in early March.
4-A North Medical/Surgical Unit
The construction on 4-A North is progressing on schedule. If all continues to go according to plan, the new patient care area will be turned over to the hospital in mid-March. The same process as described above for cleaning and stocking the new patient rooms will take place and FMH will begin accepting new patients on the unit in early April.
Work continues on the piping for the new air handling unit that was hoisted to the roof last week. It’s a huge project and it’s expected to take 3 to 4 weeks to get the system completely hooked up and functioning.
Inside, Drywall is being painted, flooring is being laid down and work in the bathrooms is continuing on schedule.
There is still some interior framing taking place in the structure that is housing the ramp and air handler unit but the exterior framing is complete. The ramp system installation is nearly complete. The ramp leads from the helicopter landing site to the elevators that will delivery patients directly into the FMH Emergency Department. All of the block and brick work on the elevator shaft has been completed. The elevators are scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks.
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