The Mount Sinai Hospital has opened its completely renovated children’s Emergency Department (ED) and the newly redesigned area for walk-in and low acuity adult patients.

The two works are marked as the initial two phases of a five-phase renovation project, which will double the complete ED’s footprint. 

Slated for completion in 2024, the project is part of the $70m transformation plan of the hospital that was made possible by using donations obtained from Andrew and Denise Saul, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer and Rolex Watch U.S.A.

The renovated ED features advanced assessment and treatment rooms to improve access to life-saving health care.

The new Children’s ED has a separate space from the adult ED and is connected to all services within Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital to address the children and their families’ needs.

The facility has increased bed capacity and is nearly double the size of the previous space.

It also has a newly established special resuscitation space for the treatment of critical care cases to improve treatment for sick children.

A low-stimulation room for children with autism or other sensory challenges is also included in the new ED.

The Mount Sinai Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine director Christopher Strother said: “We are excited to offer a more comfortable experience for paediatric patients.

“This new space allows us to treat and care for low-acuity patients more quickly and effectively, as well as provide advanced care for critically ill and injured patients.

“The modern and functional design will allow our paediatric patients to get exceptional care when they are feeling their worst.”

The Saul Family Emergency Department’s adult section has an expanded space for triage and treatment.

Further renovations would be carried out at the geriatric emergency department, critical care area, main emergency room and observation area.