Regional Anesthesia moves into its newly renovated space as part of St. Michael’s 3.0

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Regional Anesthesia moves into its newly renovated space as part of St. Michael’s 3.0

Toronto, May 19, 2020

By Selma Al-Samarrai

Renovated regional anesthesia room
Photo: Yuri Markarov, Medical media Enlarge photo

Effective May 19, the Regional Anesthesia procedural area inside St. Michael’s Hospital, commonly known as the ‘Regional Room’ is operating out of its newly renovated space in 5 Donnelly. The newly renovated and expanded space will include three additional bays where patients are seen, brand new and updated technology such as surgical lights and patient headwalls, and a new nurse call system. The new space has also been designed for better workflow for staff and includes more seamless access to key areas such as the medication room, clean utility room and soiled utility room.

This move is part of a multi-phased renovation to Perioperative services at St. Michael’s. Once complete, these renovations will include a new Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and a new Operating Room desk, which will be central to the new operating rooms in the fifth floor of the Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower.

This move represents another completed milestone in the St. Michael’s 3.0 redevelopment project.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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