Flin Flon's new emergency room will open in April and it will be 8 times bigger than the current department.
The provincial government said that the official opening will take place on April,1 and the expansion cost about $27.1 million.
The new ER will have four stretcher bays, two treatment rooms, a procedure room, a trauma room, a family consult room, an isolation room/gynecological room, an intravenous therapy room and improved patient access from ambulance to treatment areas. In the waiting room, there will also be a space for physically aggressive patients and people who contacted with hazardous substances.
The project of Flin Flon's new emergency room appeared in 2016 because the previous ER was a real challenge for all patients and doctors. People had to spend a huge amount of time in queues and there was not enough place for all patients.
The Northern Regional Health Authority and community partners took part in investing and allocated $950,000 in construction. CEO Helga Bryant said that people who will use the services of the new ER will greatly benefit from the investments over the years.
The opening of Flin Flon's new emergency room will be of utmost importance to all members of communities in northern Manitoba.