We´re connected!

BHB announces connection of the General Wing to the new Acute Care Wing

We’re joined! The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital will expand to include the new Acute Care Wing this September, and construction is now complete on the structure that connects them.

“This is an exciting milestone in the building’s construction,” said Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO Venetta Symonds. “Although not in use yet, we now have a clear path on each floor between the new Acute Care Wing and the existing General Wing, connecting the old and the new.”

“The five-storey link has two ‘through car’ elevators which have doors on both sides to accommodate differences in building levels,” said BCM McAlpine President Alan Burland.

Paget Health Services General Manager Barry New added: “In the new wing the surgical unit is on the second floor. An interesting design feature is that the link is level with the General Wing on this floor.”

On the second floor the new surgical unit connects to the Intensive Care Unit in the existing building. The flat link ensures a fast and safe journey for acutely ill patients between the two buildings as there are no slopes or ramps. This avoids the need for any slopes or ramps which would otherwise hinder the most efficient transfer of patients between the two buildings.

The public will be able to use the link on the ground floor to move between the two wings.

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