After a few months of disrupted service a number of medical services normally offered at the Ste. Anne Hospital are back in service.
As of the first week of November, a number of previously disrupted services have resumed. This includes the reopening of eleven inpatient beds for admissions.
Emergency Room Services and obstetrical services are once again available along with the hospital’s X-ray department and laboratory.
Southern Regional Health Authority noted they are taking all measures to ensure patients affected will receive safe care.
“Health and well-being continues to be our number one priority,” stated the Southern Regional Health Authority noted.
Surgeries will continue to be performed at the Bethesda Health Centre until the completion of the new surgical area in the Ste. Anne Hospital. The multi-million dollar project was expected to be complete by the end of this year. However renovations are behind schedule and not expected to open until February 2013.
Once complete the $14.1 million project will have the current hospital expanded by sixty percent. The new facilities include two surgical suites, one room for scope procedures, a surgical recovery unit, sterilizing room, family room, staff change rooms and new electrical and mechanical space.
The service disruption began at the beginning of August. The Ste. Anne Hospital did not accept any hospital admissions and patients were transferred to the nearest available hospital bed. Maternity services were also moved to Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach.