PORT, MOODY, B.C.—Construction of the emergency department expansion of the Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody, B.C. is now complete.
The hospital serves the Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra regions in the Lower Mainland.
Phase One of the expansion included separate entrances for walk-in patients and ambulances, a redesigned registration and triage area and a separate designated area for patients with mental health and substance-use support needs. The new emergency department opened on Sept. 21, 2021.
Phase Two focused on upgrades and renovations to the old emergency department including a designated decontamination area for hazardous materials including a decontamination suite with an airlock and a separate entrance for enhanced safety. The renovations also include four new isolation rooms for people with infectious illnesses, two new resuscitation areas to increase care spaces for trauma patients and additional handwashing stations.
The provincial government provided $32.5 million for the project through Fraser Health and the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation contributed $5 million for a total project cost of $37.5 million.