Entrance Moving due to Construction


Due to construction taking place in the Emergency Department, the entrance and screening station has now moved to the Main Entrance (by the Gift Shop).

A single entry, at the Emergency Department doors, has been in place since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a single point of entry has allowed for active COVID-19 screening for all persons entering the organization. At this time, COVID-19 screening will continue to take place at the Main Entrance.

With the screening station moved to the Main Entrance, the Emergency Department entrance is now closed, and only the Main Entrance may be used. Any hospital patients, including those seeking emergency care, as well as visitors and Long-Term Care Essential Caregivers, will now enter and exit the building through the Main Entrance and screening station.

Family Health Team patients may access the building using the entrance at the far end of the Family Health Team area, closest to Banting Drive.

Only paramedics will continue to use the Emergency Department entrance for emergency purposes.

In the Emergency Department, exciting renovations are underway to install a negative pressure system. Once installed, the new negative pressure system will increase safety for all staff and physicians who care for patients with suspected airborne illnesses, or illnesses that may generate airborne particles during certain procedures. It is expected that construction and installation of the negative pressure system will be complete in the fall.

The organization would like to thank everyone for their cooperation as we continue to adjust our operations in order to continue providing an excellent, compassionate health care experience in the safest way possible.

main entrance at DRDH