Health Minister Sharon Blady has announced the Manitoba Government and the Northern Health Region are moving forward on the project to expand the emergency department at the Flin Flon General Hospital. Blady says the expansion will be better for both patients and staff at the facility as the new space will be laid out to improve care for patients and help front line care providers to deliver even better services quickly.
The new emergency department will include four observation /special care bays, two treatment rooms, a family consultation room, a gynecological room that can also be used as an isolation room, one intravenous therapy room, a procedure room and a trauma room. It will also include more efficient waiting room layout that will assist health care providers to better monitor patients waiting for care. The redeveloped space will also contain a secure room to address the needs of physically aggressive clients, a decontamination shower for patients that present due to exposure to a harmful substance and additional space for equipment storage.
Construction is expected to begin in the new year.