Transforming Joseph Brant Hospital One Step at a Time

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In August 2017, Joseph Brant Hospital celebrated a milestone in healthcare with the opening of the Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower.

But the work to bring a new hospital that will meet the needs of our community now, and for generations to come is not over. With programs and services moving to the new South Tower, renovations in the original North Tower began.

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Among the areas receiving significant renovations are the Ambulatory Care Centre and the Diagnostic Imaging Unit.

The Ambulatory Care Centre focuses on providing care on an outpatient basis, enhancing the level of service offered right here in Burlington. The department has been planned with standardized room layouts to support maximum flexibility of use.

Existing clinics, which are currently located across the hospital will be co-located in the new Ambulatory Care Centre including:

For Diagnostic Imaging, the renovations will see the unit’s physical space grow by almost 2.5 times its current size providing increased capacity. This renovation will also additional and updated technology and improved patient flow.

“The modernized new diagnostic imaging department will allow us to better serve a wider spectrum of patient needs,” said Dr John Rawlinson, Chief of Radiology. “Diagnostic imaging services for our outpatients will be on one level, to maximize efficiency and patient centred care.”

When the new space is complete next summer, there will be dedicated inpatient and outpatient flow pathways for increased patient privacy, to include a dedicated Women’s Imaging Centre complete with a separate registration, waiting room and ent

rance.

With the renovations, Joseph Brant Hospital is equipping these spaces with state-of-the-art technology and capacity to provide better quality care sooner.

“With the equipment we are using and the facility we are building, we will have the tools to provide the best care possible,” said John Heikoop, Manager, Diagnostic Imaging & Medical Diagnostic Unit. “We are offering the care of larger regional hospitals closer to home.”

The new technology is attracting the best physicians and staff, who are at the heart of the department. “We have incredible staff, who are dedicated to care,” said Dr Rawlinson. “The strength of what we do is related to these individuals, and the support of our community.