The long-awaited hospital has finally begun to open its doors, but it is not yet a fully functioning hospital. Many programs and services including the wellness centre (which includes a YMCA and resource centre), family clinic, Bone and Joint Cast Clinic and many other clinics, are up and running and serving Calgarians!
South Health Campus: Emergency Department Now Open
On January 14th, 2013 South Health Campus celebrated another major milestone with the opening if the emergency department and other clinics.
The emergency department has 30 treatment spaces and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Pediatrics emergency department staff will also be on site from 10am-10pm, seven days a week.
In the short term, after patients receive care and treatment at the South Health Campus, they will be transferred to another Calgary Hospital if they require further medical care in a patient acute care unit. Additional patient beds will open in waves beginning in late February.
South Health Campus: What’s Opening Next?
Other services and clinics will continue to open in phases throughout 2013, including:
- Additional patient care units (opening in 6-week waves beginning in February 2013)
- Operating rooms (late spring/early summer 2013)
- Obstetrics (late summer 2013)
From what I’ve heard, the new hospital is a whole new take on medicine for Alberta. Where Alberta has seen a lot of emphasis on health, the new hospital is beginning to emphasize wellness in conjunction with health. Since one of my kids falls ill every other week, I’m sure I’ll be one of the first to come crawling through the front door, holding a croupy baby, or child with a fever over 41. Clint and I have never lived so close to a hospital, so watching this campus slowly open has been exciting. We’re just hoping we don’t need to see the inside for a long time!
The Vanderveen Team
Maxwell South Star Realty
Phone: 403.253.5678 Fax: 403.592.6736