Upgrade enhances patient comfort
Upgrades to the South Okanagan General Hospital lab were recently showcased in Oliver.
The $26,000 renovation project, funded through Interior Health, now allows for improved patient privacy and a more comfortable waiting area.
“The patient area of the lab used to be cramped and offered little privacy,” said Marty Woods, director of IH laboratory operations. “We’re extremely happy with the upgraded space and our patients appreciate the new collection areas.”
The renovations also included new flooring, paint, lighting, counter tops, additional workspace and upgrades to networks, electrical, HVAC, a hands-free sink and shelving. Lab services continued to run through the construction phase and all carpentry work, except for new flooring, was complete in-house by plant services staff.
“While the retrofit of this lab may seem small in scope, every IH project is undertaken to improve our patients’ experience when they need access to health care,” said Norman Embree, IH board chair.
Since 2002, Interior Health has expended over $883 million in capital projects to better serve Interior residents.