Over the past week, the Ministry of Health has made two exciting announcements that will benefit the communities of Langley and the Tri-Cities for many years to come.
On March 24, we announced our approved business plan for an expanded Emergency Department at Langley Memorial Hospital, followed by the announcement on March 29, of our approved business plan for the expansion of Eagle Ridge Hospital’s Emergency Department. The approval of these business plans marks a significant step in these projects, which will enhance the emergency care we deliver in two of the fastest-growing communities in our region.
In Langley, the expansion will increase the number of treatment spaces in the Emergency Department to 49 from 31, and will also have a separate pediatric waiting area for children. There will be separate entries for walk-in patients and ambulance arrivals to increase patient privacy, and the number of trauma bays will increase from one to two.
Langley Hospital's Mental Health and Substance Use patients will also benefit from a secure separate treatment area so their needs can be addressed privately and in a way that best supports the care they require. Fraser Health is contributing $20.06 million towards this project, with the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation contributing $10 million.
In the Tri-Cities, the expanded Eagle Ridge Hospital Emergency Department will more than double the number of treatment spaces from 19 to 39. The expansion will include four new isolation rooms for people with infectious illnesses as well as two new trauma resuscitation bays.
Separated entrances will also be created for walk-in patients and ambulances, and there will be a decontamination area to assist with chemical contamination.
Fraser Health is contributing $22.6 million towards this project, with the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation contributing $5 million. To read the full news release about Langley Memorial Hospital, click here. To read the full news release about Eagle Ridge Hospital, click here.