Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital officially cut the ribbon today celebrating completion of a $2.7 million renovation of its Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Part of the Regional Women and Children Program at OSMH serving North Simcoe, Muskoka and beyond, the unit was temporarily re-located to the 4th floor of the hospital in May 2016 to allow for construction. Following today’s opening ceremony and tours, patients will be transferred into the new space on Tuesday, February 28th.
The project doubled the size of the NICU from 955 to approximately 2,200 square feet, while upgrading critical new equipment such as incubators, ventilators and cardiac monitors.
Renovation costs were fully funded through community donations to the OSMH Foundation and fundraising continues to close the gap.
Over the next few months the Foundation will be working to close a $200,000 fundraising gap on the project.