Construction for the new dialysis clinic at Palmerston and District Hospital (PDH) is well underway and on target for completion in June.
Bob Zehr, project manager for Nith Valley Construction, is pleased with the progress on the new clinic.
“At this point we are on target for the June completion date and look forward to handing over the finished clinic.”
To create space for the dialysis clinic, renovations were required to relocate or modify several existing hospital services. Those included the laboratory, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, audiology, stores and purchasing, maintenance, staff lounge and locker space, and laundry facilities. The renovations are complete.
The total cost of the project is $2.9-million with the majority of the funding coming from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The Palmerston District Hospital Foundation has contributed $500,000 towards the project.
North Wellington Health Care is very appreciative of the support and president and chief executive officer Jerome Quenneville stated, “This significant financial support from the community reflects the importance of this project. Our foundation is to be congratulated for their hard work.”
Board chairman Patti-Jo McLelland-Shaw said this is “an example of a small rural hospital that plays … a key role in the delivery of health care in Ontario.”