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Expanded and refurbished ER opens at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Tri-Cities

The emergency room at Port Moody Hospital accommodates patients from Tricity's (Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam) as well as Anmore and Belcarra.

The expansion of Eagle Ridge Hospital's emergency department, pictured, was finished last year, and the renovated original space was completed in July 2022.
The expansion of the emergency department at Eagle Ridge Hospital in the photo ended last year. The original space, refurbished, was completed in July 2022.B.C. Government Photo

The Eagle Ridge Hospital Emergency Department has been expanded and refurbished.

Port Moody Hospital's emergency room serves patients in Anmore, Belcarra and the surrounding area, as well as patients in Tricity's (Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam). doing.

Health Minister Adrian Dix has continued the medical work under construction for more than three years, despite the hospital staff doing a "courageous job" to treat patients. Praised the pandemic.

The first phase of the ER expansion was completed in September 2021 with a new entrance for walk-in patients and ambulances, a new triage area to improve patient privacy and flow, and mental health. There is another area for patients. And the problem of substance use. The

expansion doubled the number of treatment spaces to 39 and tripled the footprint to 23,745 square feet.

In the second stage, existing decontamination areas to prevent the spread of contaminants, four isolation rooms for infectious disease patients, two resuscitation areas for trauma patients, etc. Worked on the repair of the ER.

Of the $ 37.5 million project budget, more than $ 5 million came from community donations to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

Foundation President Tom Morton pointed out that the project was completed in three and a half years from the groundbreaking one. This is a "remarkable achievement", especially since we worked on it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expansion of the emergency department in the fast-growing Tri-Cities area has been needed for decades. When it opened in 1984, there were about 20,000 patients annually. This is currently over 50,000 a year and is projected to reach 68,000 by 2030.

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