Ms. Julie Gagné, Dr. Stéphane Tremblay, Dr. Shireen Sirhan, Ms. Lola Landes, Dr. Étienne Leclerc, Mr. Mario Lagimonière, Ms. Johanne Turgeon
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS announces 3 major projects at the BMP Hospital,
financed in large part by the BMP Foundation
April 18, 2017 – Better adapted spaces, increased comfort, and greater accessibility are among the numerous benefits which patients and their loved ones will be able to enjoy in the fully renovated rooms of three care areas at the BMP Hospital.
The overall envelope for the work totals $6 million, $4.5 million of which will be given by the BMP Hospital Foundation, an essential partner in these major projects.
“In front of the doubt and uncertainty showcased by the population surrounding the execution of these essential projects, the BMP Foundation decided to go beyond its usual framework and ensure that these projects were carried out“, explains Mr. Mario Lagimonière, President of the Foundation
1. Outpatient Surgery Clinic
The refitting of the Outpatient Surgery Clinic, already completed for pre-and post-surgery consultations, will be continued this fall. The second phase will enable minor and endoscopic procedures and interventions, including colonoscopies, to be performed inside the rooms specifically intended for these purposes. The operating rooms’ capacity, thus liberated, will be increased for surgeries under general anesthesia.
2. Oncology Clinic
This summer, the relocation and renovation work will be pursued in the Oncology Clinic, with a service launch in early 2018. More spacious rooms will offer users a calmer, warmer, and more relaxing environment conducive to recovery. “The number of patients is increasing every year. In fact, 399 additional treatments were provided between 2015 and 2016. Fortunately, we will soon have an oncology clinic set up in more spacious rooms, which will enable us to continue responding to the growing demand while simultaneously offering greater privacy and confidentiality to our users,” explained Dr. Shireen Sirhan, an oncologist.
3. Orthopedic Clinic
The Orthopedic Clinic will be relocated to the ground floor of the hospital in early 2019. It will be located near ancillary services such as medical imaging, which will then be more easily accessible to this client base with reduced mobility.
“We are very proud of the Foundation’s contribution in these major projects which are very significant for the BMP Hospital. We are extremely grateful to our valuable donors and thank them for their support. Their donations make a great difference in the quality of care that we can continue to provide,” explained Mr. Mario Lagimonière.
Two articles were published on the subject (in French):
Investissements de 6 M $ à l’hôpital BMP, Voix de l’Est, Jean-François Guillet, 19 avril 2017
La Fondation BMP débloque 4,5 M$ additionnels pour l’hôpital, L’Avenir et des Rivières, Claude Hébert, 18 avril 2017