WakeMed in the US is developing a new $99m four-story medical facility that will include Raleigh’s first children’s hospital at its main Raleigh campus.
The new building also includes 41 rooms for cardiovascular care and 20 cardiac intensive-care beds.
The facility will accommodate the county’s first children’s hospital with large rooms for paediatric intensive care to accommodate family members and will allow overnight stays on fold-out couches.
The rooms will be equipped with portable monitors that can move with patients when they need procedures or treatments elsewhere in the hospital, and computerised nurses stations are provided outside each door.
The facility will also accommodate heart patients with new heart wards to help doctors and nurses improve the accuracy and speed of care.
After completing the new wards, which are expected to open in June, WakeMed will be able to handle 159 cardiovascular patients and another 58 patients who need cardiac intensive care.
Private corporations and individuals have provided $8.5m for the project, according to newsobserver.com.