Renovation and multi-phase upgrades have been completed at Arrow Lakes Hospital (ALH) in Nakusp, Canada, including an updated emergency department.

Operated by Interior Health, Arrow Lakes Hospital delivers multiple healthcare services, including surgical, inpatient and emergency.

The renovation of the hospital was concluded in two phases, with the first phase involving a new trauma bay, which was opened in September last year.

Meanwhile, the second phase, which is now complete, covers new exam bays, a triage area, a multi-purpose room for families, a visiting specialist room and additional space for physicians.

Interior health board chair Doug Cochrane said: “Patients in Nakusp and the surrounding region will be well served with these enhanced emergency spaces.

“There is more privacy for patients and their families and enhanced working conditions for our excellent staff and physicians.”

The C$2.1m ($1.53m) project received funding from the Ministry of Health and the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District (WKBRHD).

In addition, the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation and the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary donated C$250,000 ($182,890) for equipment and patient monitoring system.

The funds were used to purchase and install cardiac monitors in emergency and trauma areas.

West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District chair Suzan Hewat said: “This was a priority project for our board and we are thrilled to see it open.

“These new treatment areas will allow staff and physicians the ability to provide care to patients in a modern setting and families will now have a quiet space to gather and support loved ones in care.”

Arrow Lakes Hospital caters to nearly 5,000 people across the communities in Nakusp, New Denver and Silverton, and also the surrounding regions.