High Acuity Unit
On Thursday, March 23, in a ceremony at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital,
the Province of British Columbia announced that the new 12-intensive care unit (ICU) currently under construction has been expanded to include a new 12-bed high acuity unit (HAU). The cost of the HAU will be $18.5 million, with the Nanaimo Regional Hospital District contributing $7.4 million of the total project cost. The ICU is expected to be open for patients in June, 2023, and the HAU has a targeted opening date of September, 2024. These projects are critical additions to our regional hospital. The NRHD is grateful for this work, and will continue to advocate for four other major capital healthcare projects that are urgently needed: the patient tower replacement, new cancer centre and cardiac catheterization lab, and a long-term care facility in our region. For more information, visit: rdn.bc.ca/hospital-district.