Patients needing emergency care today, and every day from now on, will be welcomed into a brand-new, modern and warm Martini Family Emergency Centre.
A building designed to put patient- and family-centred care first.
The first patient welcomed to the new space at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6 was an 84-year-old local woman. By the end of the day our emergency team supported 150 visits, which is one of its highest day volumes the team has seen in years.
Even while welcoming new visitors, the team worked from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to carefully and safely move previously admitted patients from the old Emergency Department into the new space.
The move was a true team effort, with over 75 individuals involved in move day activities during the first 24 hours alone, including clinical staff and physicians, project team leaders, support and allied furniture movers, Facilities Maintenance and Operations staff and members of the IT team.
The day was summed up perfectly by Jason Cook, Executive Director of Langley Memorial Hospital and Langley Health Services:
“Today’s transition was like watching a choreographed dance – months of practice, rehearsals and training. How we deliver emergency care in Langley now and for the future has changed today.”
This space, made possible thanks to donor support, is one that honours our staff, our donors who made the project possible, and the community we all care about.
Thank you for taking this step forward with us improving local urgent health care services.