The fight against COVID-19 is far from over and DHCHF is currently fundraising for the changing needs at our hospital.
The Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building, a two-storey addition to Delta Hospital, opened in March 2020 and is expanding medical imaging and laboratory services in the community, bringing care closer to home and with shorter wait times for patients.
The building features state-of-the-art equipment and provides more space for patients and staff. The addition, built near the hospital’s main entrance, is approximately 800 square metres, about 2.5 times larger than the previous space at Delta Hospital. The building provides services that include mammography, ultrasound, X-ray and CT scanning, and is designed to accommodate future services.
As part of the expansion, a larger laboratory space was created, which allows for physical distancing and enhances infection prevention and control. The building also has a pneumatic tube system so specimens and blood products can be sent and delivered in seconds, rather than having someone deliver samples by hand. This limits the number of people handling a sample.
The Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building was designed with input from staff and features plenty of natural light to provide a better patient experience. The building provides more space and privacy in exam rooms, and a larger outpatient waiting area.
This $15.1-million project is a collaboration between the Province, Fraser Health and the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. Through the Province, Fraser Health contributed $7.6 million and is providing ongoing operational costs. The foundation raised $7.5 million for the new building, including a $2.5-million donation from the Toigo family and $2.4 million from the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society.
The new diagnostic services building at Delta Hospital is part of the Province’s commitment to improve access to diagnostic services throughout B.C., as part of a multi-year strategy to reduce waits and increase capacity in the public health-care system.
Delta Hospital’s Long Term facility Mountain View Manor first opened in 1980, and is in need of an expansion and upgrade. Our goal is to increase the number of beds available in our community, and create a facility that is able to meet best practice standards for elder care. There is so much more we could be doing to make sure our elderly are comfortable, and have access to the best care. Care that respects their dignity, honors their privacy and healthcare rights, and allows them to remain active members of our community, for as long as possible.
Mountain View Manor has always provided exemplary and heartfelt care – even in an outdated building. The age and layout of this facility has slowed further improvements in patient care, innovation, and enhancements to services.
A modernized facility will allow our staff to continue to offer the human touch that our patients and their families have come to rely on, but with improved privacy, comfort, services, and access to hospital and other specialized healthcare providers. We want to provide an environment that is conducive to recovery, and relieves stress on residents and their caregivers.
This is a long overdue project that will provide aging residents with the opportunity to stay in the community they love, surrounded by friends, family and the amenities to which they’ve become accustomed. It’s an opportunity to age in place, secure in the knowledge that the support and services they need are right on their door step.
In partnership with Fraser Health, the Foundation has committed to the development of a business case for a new and unique residential care facility that will serve a dual purpose of providing both residential care and home health services.