Construction has officially began on the Emergency Department and MRI Suite projects at Langley Memorial Hospital.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is helping transform modern heath care by providing physicians with a fast and effective tool for diagnosing diseases and medical conditions. The success of this advanced technology has placed substantial pressure on existing Lower Mainland MRI suites in recent years, and patients now wait more than double the recommended wait times.
Currently, Langley is one of the few Fraser Health communities without an MRI suite in the community.
Despite Langley's fast growth and average 18-month MRI scan waiting list, Langley Memorial Hospital patients - including inpatients and outpatients - are still travelling to Abbotsford or Surrey for their MRI scans. This travel can be very difficult for vulnerable segments of the population, such as the frail elderly, who also generally have a proportionally higher referral rate for MRI scans.
Thanks to donor support however, Langley Memorial Hospital will finally get this key resource; opening late 2020 and able to perform 7,500 exams within its first 12 months of operation.
Architectural Rendering of the new MRI Suite at Langley Memorial
We’re thrilled to announce that the construction contract has been awarded to KDS Construction, with phase one demolition being handled by EllisDon, the construction partner for the Emergency Department.
Full construction will begin in May, with a projected completion and occupancy date expected in spring 2020.
Floor plan for Langley Memorial's new MRI Suite, located on the east side, between the existing North and South Tower.
This resource will improve access to urgent medical care for residents of Langley, decrease pressure on overtaxed MRI suites in neighbouring communities and help ensure all Langley residents have the very best opportunity for diagnosis and recovery.
You can help support this project and help bring this urgent care resource to our community. Donate online today.