Redevelopment Projects Horizon Health Network is at various stages of several large capital projects in our busiest hospitals. These projects will revolutionize the way care is delivered, and provide patients, clients, staff and physicians with state-of-the-art technology in a space equipped to provide safe and quality care. These are some of the largest redevelopment projects in Horizon’s history and we are proud to share the progress and process as it unfolds. These significant investments in health care will help improve the health and wellbeing of our community members well into the foreseeable future. Many capital improvement projects (related to upgrades of building systems and infrastructure) are at various phases of planning, design, and tendering; construction will continue, and new projects will begin. These projects also include a plan to upgrade wayfinding throughout all hospitals. Several priority community projects are commencing in 2023-24. Currently, a review of all community needs focuses on modernized primary and community care for New Brunswickers, which will guide the priority projects. Learn more about these projects below. Moncton Fredericton Saint John The Moncton Hospital (TMH) Coronary Care Unit The Coronary Care Unit (CCU) will provide first-class facilities to better serve the people of New Brunswick in need of cardiac care. The construction of this two-story building will see the creation of approximately 2,600 square meters (28,000 square feet) of clinical space on Level 1. This clinical space will include 8 CCU beds, a procedure room, 30 cardiac medical beds and all associated services, such as nurse stations, offices, team rooms, utility rooms etc. The addition will also include approximately the same area added on Level 0 that will include: new building services, linen logistics, recycling, and refuse disposal space. Mechanical services will be housed in a rooftop penthouse. Foulem Construction has been awarded the construction contract, and activity started on-site in early July. Thanks to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation and the government’s commitment to making the necessary investments to improve existing infrastructures. Parking for Oncology patients will be impacted throughout this project. To minimize the impacts, we ask that Oncology patients be dropped off and picked up following their appointment whenever possible. Thanks to the City of Moncton for securing six parking stalls designated for Oncology Patient Parking Only on Arden Street. Obstetrics and Newborn Care A new, more family‐centred Obstetrics and Newborn Care building will include a Labour and Birthing Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NNICU) and Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic. These three units will be relocated from their previous location within TMH and merged into a newly constructed addition between the Professional Arts Building on Arden Street and the hospital’s main entrance on MacBeath Avenue. This new space will feature modern and private patient rooms for all stages of birth, each with individual washroom facilities. This will improve outcomes for the mother, reduce the length of hospital stay, prevent the spread of infection and provide a safety- and quality-focused patient care environment. The construction of this project is possible thanks to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital’s Extraordinary Care Campaign and government investments. Construction began July 27, 2020, with occupancy in 2023. Sackville Memorial Hospital Beal University is expected to be operational at the Sackville Memorial Hospital in January 2024. Design and construction documents are being developed for the renovations to accommodate Beal in the hospital. The site is projected to be ready in December 2023. Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) In 2007, six program areas at the DECRH were identified as priorities for redevelopment. The areas include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Maternal Newborn Services, Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU), Surgical Day Care Unit (SDCU), Surgical Suite and Medical Device Reprocessing. Functional programs were developed for these areas and in 2013 and 2014 the six functional programs were updated and two additional areas for Specimen Collection and Clinical Records were completed. Planning, design and construction began at Horizon’s DECRH in 2016 for a large overhaul and additions to the hospital. The project involves a three-story south addition, a one-story west addition, and a new east entrance vestibule addition. To support the new additions, work is being done to expand parking, update the emergency generator facility and perform required mechanical and electrical systems upgrades. This major redevelopment consists of many phases and contracts. These additions and major renovations will provide the space and infrastructure necessary to deliver care in New Brunswick’s capital city, which over the years has outgrown the hospitals capacity as it currently stands. As a major regional hospital within Horizon, the DECRH provides a comprehensive range of patient care services to the area and referral support to smaller health care facilities in the area and the redevelopment will provide significant benefits. Completion of this multi-year project is expected by 2027. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) The west addition (Intensive Care Unit) was completed in January 2023 and occupancy took place on February 14, 2023. Level 2 renovations for Audiology and Occupational Therapy space were completed in May 2022 with the first patient day held on May 16, 2023. Continued construction and planning with the south addition (Medical Device Reprocessing, Surgical Services and Maternal Newborn). There have been unexpected delays in the project and the completion is now projected for summer 2024. Transition Planning meetings to begin in Fall 2023. Contracts for Level 2 renovations for Labour and Delivery was awarded in March 2022. Completion dates are projected to be Fall 2024. Other renovation contracts of the redevelopment project continue to be planned for the Ambulatory Procedures, Clinical Records, Phlebotomy and Therapeutics areas. What’s next at the DECRH? More changes, expansions and renovations are on the way. The next phases of the DECRH multiyear project include: Operating Room and Medical Device Reprocessing: Summer 2024 NICU / Maternity care area / Labour and Birth: Winter 2023/2024 Minor physiotherapy renovations (stage 1): January 2024 Ambulatory Procedures Unit (GI clinic, etc): February 2025 Pre-Op / Surgical Administrative area: August 2025 Clinical Records: September 2025 Therapeutics: December 2025 Maternal Newborn Gynecology clinics: March 2026 Specimen Collection Unit: June 2026 Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) Over the next five years, staff, physicians, patients/clients and the public will begin to see large physical changes to Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital (SHRH). Early works construction for Phase 1 of the Master Plan for Redevelopment started in 2022 and was completed in June 2023. This phase involves ground and road work on the south side of the building, preparing the site for the new two-story addition. The ground and road work will include expansions and reconfigurations to existing staff parking lots, as well as upgrades and relocations of water, electrical and sewage lines. This work will prepare the site so the building construction can proceed with fewer impacts on patients/clients, staff and visitors Schematic design planning phase completed for Phase 1 of the Master Plan Redevelopment, with the final report presentation completed in spring 2023. The design development phase is expected to follow with a new emergency power facility, foundation, and structural steel for the south addition slated to start in July 2024. The multiyear development project includes: New Medical/Surgical intensive care unit New Oncology Services (systemic therapy, supportive care and clinics) New Ambulatory Procedure unit (endoscopy & minor procedures) Renovated and expanded day surgery and recovery unit Ambulatory Care Clinic Ambulatory Care Project construction commenced in March 2023 and is projected to be completed in August 2024. The project is currently ahead of schedule and could be completed as early as January 2024. This project is funded solely by the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. Ridgewood Addiction Services Renovations to upgrade Buildings 1, 2 and 4 at the Ridgewood Addictions Services campus started in March 2023 and are expected to be completed in July 2026. These changes are required to best operationalize the enhancement of the residential rehab services for those receiving treatment for substance use and concurrent disorders. 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