New Nanaimo hospital ICU to take sufferers quickly, changing one among Canada's worst models

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A brand new intensive care unit in Nanaimo will begin taking sufferers later this month, changing an growing older unit as soon as referred to as one of many worst ICUs in Canada.

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Well being Minister Adrian Dix says the brand new 12-bed unit at Nanaimo Regional Basic Hospital will open to sufferers on June 28.

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The unit will exchange what Dix referred to as an outdated and undersized ICU, a 10-bed facility inbuilt 1970.

He says the brand new $41.6-million unit contains bigger single-patient rooms, overhead affected person lifts and a household consulting room.

Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo MLA and psychological well being and addictions minister, says the previous ICU was reported in 2013 as one among “probably the most harmful” in Canada and the brand new unit is significantly wanted within the central Vancouver Island metropolis.

An exterior assessment that checked out three of Island Well being’s ICUs stated the bodily situation of the Nanaimo unit was “by far the worst ICU we now have seen in Canada.”

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