Since Friday, Cypress Health Region staff have been busy relocating services from the hospital due to continued leaks in the building’s roof.
The TransGas building at 728 Pacific Avenue is the new location for emergency services and was opened last night. Services will be available 24 hours a day, with ambulatory care, lab and X-ray services and two observation beds available.
The former Rowan Financial building at 202 Maple Street was opened as the new location of the Primary Healthcare Clinic on Tuesday. Patients were being seen on a walk-in basis, but regular appointments resumed yesterday.
Cypress Lodge is the new base for home care, public health and therapies. Home care will be available in the front offices at the main entrance, while the public health nurse will be available in the south solarium area. Therapies will be operating out of the south wing.
Those requiring community health services – such as mental health and addictions – will be contacted by their health care provider with details on the location while a more permanent location is determined.
According to the health region, the closure of the hospital and relocation of services has not resulted in any staff layoffs or reduction of hours. Nursing staff are continuing their shifts giving 24-hour care at the new emergency services location.
The hospital has been permanently closed and health care services will be operating at the new locations until the Southwest Integrated Healthcare Facility is ready to open in the fall.