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EllisDon hands over keys to BGH

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Brockville, ON – August 11, 2020 – On August 11, 2020, Nick Vlacholias, President and CEO of Brockville General Hospital (BGH) received the keys to the new patient tower, located at the hospital’s Charles Street site.Mike Armstrong, Construction Manager with EllisDon, who is the lead contractor on BGH’s Phase 2 Redevelopment Project, was on site to deliver the keys.“This is a major milestone,” said Vlacholias. “Thanks to the hard work by EllisDon and our BGH project team, we have reached substantial completion, which means the new tower is ready for occupancy. Thank you to EllisDon for their incredible support and service towards our hospital and community over the past two years.” Some construction will continue to end of September at which time EllisDon will have completed the project.“The next phase is to furnish the new tower with all new equipment and begin the training for our staff and physicians to ensure that we continue to deliver the safe, high-quality care that our community expects of us,” continues Vlacholias.“Over the coming weeks, we will share regular updates on the work taking place to ensure the safe opening of our tower. Thank you to all the members of our staff who are working incredibly hard to enable us to open this fall!” Public access to the new tower will be limited at this time as we prepare for the transfer of our patients, from our Garden Street site and our inpatient Mental Health Program, on October 24.

About the Phase 2 Redevelopment Project

Construction at Brockville General Hospital’s Charles Street site began in spring 2018, and involved the construction of a 175,000 square foot addition and 20,000 square foot renovation. This project will ensure that residents from across Leeds Grenville will benefit from increased inpatient beds (22 in total) in the Complex Continuing Care, Palliative Care, and Rehabilitation, and Acute Mental Health and Addictions Programs. Later this fall, all inpatient services will be provided from the Charles Street campus. More information is available at: www.brockvillegeneralhospital.ca/redevelopment