Renovations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital operating rooms are inching closer to completion.
Cindy Gasparini is the Vice President of Finance for the hospital, and says that the renovations to the operating rooms and are well underway.
“We've moved into the actual MDR and operating theatre areas. Staff and visitors that are up there will see that there are a lot of areas that are hoarded off for the contractors to be able to work in there safely, as well as staff and patients”, she says.
The hospital has three operating rooms, two of which are currently open, and the other is now on a different storey.
“The work is continuing. We have set up a temporary O.R on the fourth floor to do some smaller procedures. It continues to go well”, she adds.
The addition of the mechanical penthouse is complete, and will take some time to move services over to the new electrical and mechanical rooms. The upgrades will increase the potential for a higher capacity of surgeries and provide clients with a more comfortable and private experience.
The project is estimated over $9.5 million and is expected to be completed early summer of 2018. The planning of upgrades began in 2008. Originally, a $23-million project was considered but funding couldn't be attained.