Inpatient Unit Renovations at SMGH

September 16, 2013

(Strathroy, ON) – If you are visiting a patient at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH), you’ll notice that we are currently under construction.

Thanks to funding provided to SMGH as a result of a facility condition assessment sponsored by the Ministry of Health for improvements to the physical plant condition of hospitals, SMGH applied for and was approved for funding to assist in making improvements to the inpatient units on the first and second floors.

The ceilings on both floors are being removed in phases to accommodate the removal of sprayed fireproofing. At the same time, the Nurse Call System and computer devices required for the regional electronic patient record (HUGO) will be installed. “SMGH is very pleased to receive these funds to assist with the renovations. While we recognize the renovations are an inconvenience, our efforts to provide exemplary care will not be diminished in any way,” said Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO of MHA. “The new nurse call system as well as the computer devices being installed, both contribute to the provision of safe and high quality care for our patients” added Nancy Maltby, Chief Operating Officer.

The renovation project will be completed in phases with an anticipated completion date of November 1, 2013. Given the scope of the work, contractors have installed temporary lighting and the ceiling height has been reduced to facilitate work space. However, access to patient rooms will be maintained throughout the project.

We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience as we work to improve the space.

About MHA:
The Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) is comprised of two fully-accredited partner sites: Four Counties Health Services and Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.

A progressive, team-oriented and technologically adept organization of excellence, the MHA is creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that a high level of service is provided while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.

Providing core acute primary and secondary hospital care, the MHA has also been recognized for establishing two notable Centres of Achievement (Orthopaedics and Diabetes Education Centre) that generate local and regional referrals.