May 29, 2019
The second floor of the Clinton Public Hospital will reopen following more than five months of repairs after damages occurred to portions of the original plaster ceiling.
The second floor, which is home to Surgical Services, smallTALK and the hospital's Board and Conference Rooms, will officially reopen on June 4, 2019.
The majority of the surgical patients impacted by the closure of the Operating Rooms were able to have their surgeries scheduled at HPHA's Stratford General Hospital. Equipment and some staff were temporarily relocated to the Stratford General Hospital during the restoration. Now that construction is almost completed, the equipment and services will return to the Clinton Public Hospital.
Patients of the smallTALK pre-school speech and language program were attending at HPHA's Seaforth Community Hospital and will return to the Clinton location.
“Addressing the repairs was only possible through a great team effort,” says Andrew Williams, HPHA President and CEO. “From relocating the majority of the impacted services and our Surgical team accommodating additional cases, to our Facilities Management team coordinating and overseeing the repairs, to our Medical Devices Reprocessing Department making sure all equipment was readily available and to our Environmental Services and Infection Control team making sure all necessary cleans were completed, all of our team members stepped up for the interests of those we are here to serve.”