Temporary changes to foot traffic within Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
Interior Health would like to inform people in Trail and the surrounding area of an upcoming temporary change to access Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH).
As part of the ongoing redevelopment of KBRH, upgrades are taking place to the hospital’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems. As a result of this work, the hospital’s main corridor will be closed to foot traffic from May 14 to 30.
During this period, all staff, physicians, patients and visitors will be redirected to use the second floor corridor. Signage will be posted at the hospital to provide directions and elevators will be available for use.
The current phase of the KBRH redevelopment project includes construction of new ambulatory care clinical space and an expanded pharmacy. Renovations are also underway to KBRH’s oncology and physiotherapy departments and its cast clinic.
The renovations are part of significant investments in the Trail hospital. A new ambulatory care procedure unit is complete and opened in September 2021, while a new health information management department opened in July 2021. A new emergency department opened in September 2020.