Nakusp Emergency Department Construction underway

Construction is now underway on the Nakusp Emergency Department upgrades.

Major improvements are coming to the Arrow Lakes Hospital, including a dedicated triage area, two new trauma bays, renovated patient exam bays to improve privacy, and en enclosed multi-purpose meeting room near the ED for family consultations or waiting space for family during trauma situations. 

Creston-based T.A. Rendek and Associates Ltd. is overseeing the construction.

Work will be done in phases to make sure there's ongoing care at the site.

The project is being funded by the province and the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District, with support from the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation and Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary society.

The project is expected to be complete this winter.