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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

New Emergency Department

A new, modern Emergency Department (ED) is being constructed at the Misericordia Community Hospital (MCH) with funding from the  Alberta Government. The $65-million project will be a great benefit to Albertans and the delivery of care in the area, addressing services pressures in Edmonton and area.

It is a significant step towards a modern, vibrant MCH that will meet the needs of the communities in West Edmonton and Northern Alberta for generations to come. 

The expanded ED will be constructed on the west end of the hospital. It will be state-of-the-art space based on best practice, architectural standards and design— creating a compassionate, safe care environment for patients and staff with enhanced privacy, safety, efficiency and patient-centred design. It will replace the current ED, which serves 51,000 visits per year in a space designed for 25,000.

Construction work is expected to begin in Spring 2019, with the ED opening in Spring 2023. The current emergency department will remain open during construction to ensure patient care is uninterrupted.


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