Manitoulin Central FHT renos near completion

The 3,700 square foot building/addition of the Manitoulin Central Family Health Team (FHT) to the Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya site, is well underway with walls, a roof and the cement floor poured as of last week. The FHT hopes to be in its new space by the spring.

Both hospital sites to undergo further changes

MANITOULIN—As the Manitoulin Central Family Health Team ( FHT ) Capital Expansion Project nears completion, further changes at both Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) sites are on the horizon.

“The (FHT) building is completed both inside and out and in operation, but the parking lot and landscaping are still in progress,” explained MHC CEO Derek Graham, noting that the project should be officially complete later this summer.  “Also as part of the plan, once the FHT was in operation the existing offices in the basement of the hospital will undergo a redesign.”

The MHC Little Current site could also see a renovation in the near future. Mr. Graham said that the hospital is currently looking at redesigning the emergency department.

“We have been in the planning phase and hope to move into the next phase shortly with the initial costing from engineers,” Mr. Graham told The Expositor. “We hope that through the renovations we can create a better flow in the emergency department and create a more patient-centered space. Our target for this year is the planning and costing, which we will then take to the board for review.”