Patients heading to the emergency department at Lions Gate Hospital shouldn't be alarmed if they hear the sounds of saws and staple guns.
Power tools aren't being used on the patients. But there will be some construction noise as the ER undergoes minor renovations over the next three months.
The project will add additional triage desks and improve patient privacy and security, said Viola Kaminski, a spokeswoman with Vancouver Coastal Health. The number of ER beds won't change.
While the construction is underway, patients and visitors who don't need the ER are asked to use the main hospital entrances on 13th, 14th or 15th streets between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Those arriving between 8 p.m. and midnight can still access the hospital through the ER entrance.
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