Patient and Family Advisory Committee to provide input into South Shore Regional Hospital redevelopment project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – South shore residents will add their voices to the discussion on plans to modernize South Shore Regional Hospital.
A newly formed Patient and Family Advisory Committee will help bring patient and family voices to advance people-centered care and engagement throughout the redevelopment project. The committee will play an important role by providing advice and support in a number of areas, including communication and public engagement, design elements and other issues that are important to patients, families and the public.
“This is an important project for the south shore and we are grateful to these community members for their willingness share their experiences and perspectives with the project planning team,” said Robert Zwicker, health services director for Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). “They will provide valuable feedback and input that will help move this project forward and have a positive impact on health care in their community.”
The following people have been confirmed as volunteer members:
• Joanne Taylor
• Anne Spence
• Rhonda Lantz
• Peter Oickle
• Anne Moss
• Roy Broadbent
• Carla Pentz
Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to engaging Nova Scotians in establishing priorities and making decisions that matter to them and that affect them. There are more than 160 patient and family advisors on teams across NSHA.
The South Shore Regional Hospital redevelopment project is a multi-year, multi-million dollar-renovation that will include expansions of the emergency department, endoscopy unit and day surgery unit, as well as the addition of a 12-seat dialysis unit. These changes will allow more people to be treated in a more comfortable, private environment and improve infection prevention and control. As part of this work, a third elevator was added to the hospital last fall in order to increase safety and improve patient flow and transfers.
South Shore Regional Hospital opened in 1988. It has 85 inpatient beds, including medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetrics and mental health units.
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