Tuesday, 07 August 2018 18:02

Emergency department expansion underway at Waldo County General Hospital Featured

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BELFAST - Construction work continues at Waldo County General Hospital during its expansion process.

"We just wanted to improve the quality of care for behavioral health patients and privacy for all patients that come into our E.D., " said Regional Emergency Department Director Kim Spectre.

 

The 9.7 million dollar project will add six new beds and  update rooms with better features.

 

"The rooms will be more modern looking," said Spectre. Glass doors will replace the current curtains that are in place, and televisions will be put in every room.

 

An added trauma bay and new triage room will also help with the department's efficiency.

 

"It's going to be great for everyone," said Assistant Emergency Department Director Nicole Kenney. "It's going to be great for our care, it's going to bring it even to a higher level."

 

The project looks to be completed by late spring next year.