Both the Emergency Department and MRI Suite construction projects are officially underway, with construction crews from EllisDon and KDS Construction on site.
"These two sites may not look like much today," said Vivian Smith, Executive Director of the Foundation at the ER construction kick off event held in spring of 2019, "but what we are seeing is the groundwork for better care, more privacy for patients and caregivers, more capacity, and the quality facility Langley has long deserved."
If it's been a few months since you've visited Langley Memorial Hospital, you'll be surprised by the changes to parking, and construction crews and equipment working away.
Changes to parking
During construction, the hospital, the current Emergency Department and the emergency drop-off area remain open and continue to provide safe, quality care and support to patients and families.
To accommodate construction on this much-needed new Emergency Department, the main visitor’s parking lot offers a limited number of parking stalls. However, the East Lot has expanded the number of designated patients and visitors stalls and is accessed via a safe pedestrian crossing.
For more information on parking, visit: www.fraserhealth.ca.
Changes to the flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic:
The hospital will always keep two of its three main entrances open during construction. The current “main entrance” can be accessed through a tunnel that leads directly to the main lobby and is the easiest entrance for people looking for patient registration, medical imaging and access to the hospital's north tower.
Visitors should keep an eye on the signs around the hospital when they arrive.
Please allow for extra time when arriving for appointments and follow the pedestrian walkway signs to access hospital entrances.
Finding your way around the hospital is made a little easier, thanks to the dedicated Hospital Auxiliary volunteers at the information booth, located in the main lobby.
Be sure to look out for these friendly volunteers once you enter the main lobby via the temporary tunnel. They will help you navigate the hospital site.
The construction on the new MRI Suite and Emergency Department are scheduled to be complete within the 2020 year.
To watch out for regular updates, visit the Fraser Health website.