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  • Writer's pictureCarey Tate

Plans for modular unit at Lakeshore's ER roll out.

The CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal has acquired a modular facility, which will serve as the temporary home of the Lakeshore General Hospital's (LGH) Emergency Department.

The structure will be connected to the hospital and placed in parking lot P1. It will stay in existence for a few years to facilitate the new ER's construction, which will start in 2025.

PHOTOS: CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Set-up of the modular building will begin this month, with a planned opening in the spring of 2024. The Emergency Department will be on the ground floor, and the first floor will welcome the future University-affiliated Family Medicine Group (U-FMG), a project in collaboration with McGill University.

Parking area P1 and the access road to the Emergency are closed. Work to expand the parking areas next to Stillview Avenue—P2 (visitors/users) and P4 (staff)—is underway and expected to be completed by December. Until then, a valet service will be available to users and visitors, and employees whose parking fees are withdrawn directly from their paycheques will be reimbursed for two months’ parking fees.

PHOTO: CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

"The building will provide a modern environment that meets existing standards, is easier to access, and ensures a safer environment to provide the community with better care and services," says the West Island CIUSSS.

The new Emergency Department, once completed, will consist of a 8300m² three-storey building that includes:

  • 38 stretchers in cubicles;

  • a 12-bed Short-term Hospitalization Unit in physical health;

  • a 6-bed Short-term Intervention Unit in mental health;

  • examination rooms;

  • pre-triage and triage zones;

  • medical imaging rooms;

  • and a 10-seat rapid assessment zone.

SOURCE: CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal


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