Redevelopment Projects Did you know that Horizon has won multiple awards for our energy management policies and systems? Watch our team explain some of the ways we save energy in our facilities, such as occupancy sensors, solar panels, pellet boilers, and LED lighting. 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. Learn more about these projects below. The Moncton Hospital (TMH) Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital (DECRH) Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) 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. Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin Oncology Clinic The addition of an outdoor awning is complete at the Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin Oncology Clinic at Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital. This donor-funded addition was made possible thanks to The Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation and will protect oncology patients entering the building by keeping them safe from inclement weather like snow, ice and rain, as well as provide a shaded space in the summer. An important addition for patient care! Read more from the Friends Foundation. 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 first significant phase of the multi-year redevelopment project at the DECRH is a few months away from opening. In the summer of 2022, patients, staff and physicians will move into the new intensive care unit (ICU). The ICU will increase capacity from eight to 12 beds, allowing us to provide care to more critically ill or injured patients in our communities. Each patient care room will be private, with its own bathroom and window. Isolation capacity will increase and the new ICU we will have three negative pressure rooms complete with anterooms plus one positive pressure room. A dedicated ‘Bariatric Room’ will provide a safer care environment (bariatric equipment, space availability, etc.) to patients requiring this approach. The new ICU will provide a safer space for patients, staff and physicians and allow for a more family centred care approach. As construction continues and the new ICU opens, there will be no disruption to patient care or services. 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: February 2023 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 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). A Master Plan for construction and renovations at the Horizon’s SJRH was developed in 2016 and the first phase of the redevelopment project will begin summer 2022. The initial phase of 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 Starting in the summer of 2022 ground and road work will begin on the south side of the SJRH to prepare the site for a 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 to patients/clients, staff and visitors. The construction of the addition is planned to begin in 2023. Ambulatory Care Clinic Construction drawings are nearly complete for the redevelopment of SJRH’s Ambulatory Care (Clinic 1). Clinic 1 is the busiest clinic at SJRH and has not been updated since 1982. The renovation and expansion will enhance patient care and allow procedures previously performed in the operating room (OR) to take place in the clinic, as day surgeries. Renovations will allow for more space, better patient flow, and a modernized approach to patient care. The Ambulatory Care project is made possible by funding from the SJRH Foundation. Construction was expected to begin the spring of 2020, with occupancy late 2021. Due to COVID-19 tendering for construction has been delayed. What’s Next? These projects are just the beginning! In Saint John, design and planning will resume in September 2020 for the Phase 1 of the SJRH Master Plan. Phase 1 includes a major expansion to the south of the hospital, which will include oncology, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU). In Moncton, a new Coronary Care Unit is being planned for TMH. TMH Coronary Care services provides intensive care, monitoring, treatment, and education to a variety of patients requiring cardiac care. Coronary Care services are provided by an interprofessional team of specialists and are part of a continuum of cardiac services provided at TMH and other Horizon hospitals. The expansion will consist of a Coronary Care Unit and a Coronary/Step-Down Unit.