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Durham Regional to upgrade ER, women's center

Posted February 28, 2012

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— Durham Regional Hospital is undergoing $7 million in renovations to its emergency department and Women's Services unit, officials said Tuesday.

Renovations to Women’s Services, also known as The Birth Place, on the hospital’s fourth floor began this month. When finished, there will be a new patient reception area, and all patient rooms will feature new furniture and amenities.

The emergency room project, which is expected to be complete this summer, will create a new entrance with a security screening and check-in area and will use a new video surveillance system. The project also includes moving triage rooms around a single treatment hub.

In late 2012, a dedicated area for outpatient services, including radiology, imaging services and pre-operative testing, will open.

“Our goal is to improve the hospital experience for our patients and their loved ones,” Katie Galbraith, chief hospital operations and business development officer, said in a statement. “These renovations to our facility will help us do that."

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  • not my real name Mar 1, 2012

    They need to improve the experience because right now it sucks. They need to renovate the staff as well and stop letting physicians assistants give life changing diagnosis to ER patients with no consultation from a doctor at all.