Five washrooms upgraded

Renovation enhances accessibility, safety for local hospital patients

Limited mobility patients will be able to recover in in-patient rooms that are more accessible and have increased infection control features when the washroom renovations at 100 Mile District General Hospital at the end of the this month.

We’re always working to improve patient care, and with this project, patients in the 100 Mile House community have access to safer, more accessible facilities that feature increased infection control,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.

The project included the renovation of five patient washrooms.

Two were made wheelchair accessible, while two others were remodelled to ensure sinks and toilets were located in the same room, which is better for infection control purposes. Another washroom was enlarged and renovated to include a larger toilet and a wheelchair-accessible shower for bariatric (obese) patients.

One of Interior Health’s top priorities is the provision of safe, quality care for all of our patients. This renovation will help meet the needs of a wide and varied acute-care patient population, and it will also ensure our staff has a working environment that will allow them to do their work safely and most effectively,” says Interior Health Board Chair Norman Embree.

The project budget for the washroom renovation is $422,000, shared between Interior Health and the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District (CCRHD).

These new washrooms will provide better accessibility and safety for patients,” says CCRHD chair John Massier.

This project will also provide confidence among hospital staff, knowing patients will be safe and allowing staff to focus on actual patient care.”

100 Mile House Free Press