This 12-storey project’s first phase featured a state-of-the-art emergency department to address wait times and patient flow issues. Once entirely completed, Pavilion K will focus on patients requiring emergency treatment, surgery, or intensive, coronary, or neonatal intensive care. They plan to eliminate all three and four-bed rooms throughout the hospital, which will be replaced with 450 private (one-bed) and semi-private (two-bed) rooms.
Construction began in October 2010, and although it’s on schedule and expected to be completed by December, medical equipment must first be put in place and tested before patients can be treated. The emergency department opened in February 2014, and plans call for Pavilion K to welcome its first patients in January 2016.