Public invited to see the new ICU upgrades at EKRH

The public is invited to tour the new intensive care unit (ICU) at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

The public is invited to tour the new intensive care unit (ICU) at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital (EKRH) in Cranbrook. The tour is between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Friday.

The project is coming to completion after years of planning and work. Interior Health received the province’s completed business plan in March of 2013 and construction began in May 2014.

It’s something that Karyn Morash, Health Service Director at the EKRH, says she is proud to present.

“We have – our current ICU is a four bed ICU in a very cramped space and we’re moving to a new space, which is an addition and we are replacing the four old beds and adding two new high acuity beds,” said Morash. “Starting at 4 p.m., there is a public open house, running from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. so they can come and see the new unit that services the residents of the East Kootenay.”

She continued: “We are pretty excited. The space change is remarkable.”

The tour is an opportunity to view the new space before patients move into the unit. Parking will be made available at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the event.