The Kingston General Hospital (KGH) project will comprise 170,000 square feet of new construction and more than 143,000 square feet of renovations. The project will be implemented in three phases to ensure continuous operation of the hospital. Once completed, the redeveloped facility will have approximately 550 beds. An improved work environment and modernized facilities will help KGH retain and attract some of the brightest caregivers, students, clinicians and researchers.
Kingston General Hospital Redevelopment Project
Highlights of the redevelopment project include:
- Expansion and renovation of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario. By increasing services, patients will have better access to the care they need close to home. The expansion will allow the Cancer Centre to better meet current patient volumes and the expected volumes in coming years. The new centre includes:
o increasing the overall size of the Cancer Centre from 54,445 square feet to 91,085 square feet;
o the addition of two new radiation bunkers to increase treatment capacity;
o increasing the number of chemotherapy treatment chairs from the current 15 up to 39 chairs;
o an expanded outpatient clinic area;
o a specialized clinic area for pediatric patients in an overall environment that will enhance privacy and dignity for patients.
- Expansion and upgrade of Central Processing Services (CPS), a key support to surgical services. CPS provides key support including the cleaning, decontamination, sterilization and assembly of reusable instrument sets and patient care items. At present, CPS processes 50,000 instrument trays a year.
- Expansion of the Intensive Care Unit including an increase in the number of beds from 21 up to 33. This expanded space will provide patients with improved access to receive the most urgent care needed in a family oriented environment which will include a family lounge area and quiet consultation rooms. The first phases of the unit are now operational.
Portions of the redevelopment project that have been completed:
- Construction of the new 25-bed unit consolidating paediatric care to one floor was completed and operational in December 2010. This portion of the overall project resulted in a 34 per cent increase in space to 18, 000 square feet.
- Construction of the new 32-bed medical-oncology unit was completed and became operational in March 2010. This unit includes more single and isolation rooms to support immune-compromised patients.
- Construction of the new, expanded 40-station kidney dialysis unit was completed and operational in November 2010. The newly designed space provides enhanced comfort, privacy and dignity for a growing patient population who are some of the most acute and fragile patients from across Ontario.
- The new mental health unit was completed in May 2011 and became operational in June 2011. The new space features an adult unit, child and adolescent unit and intensive observation area. The new mental health unit also has spacious lounge and activity areas for adult, children and adolescents which provides a comforting and safe environment for treatment.