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St. Boniface Hospital has accomplished a $2.7-million renovation to its psychological well being amenities.

“At St. Boniface Hospital, sustainable therapeutic is about rejuvenating the entire particular person – physique, thoughts and spirit,” stated Martine Bouchard, president and CEO of St. Boniface Hospital.

The St. Boniface’s McEwen Constructing is dwelling to the hospital’s psychological well being program, the place 1000’s of sufferers discover care every year.

The renovations have been accomplished in April and the hospital had a digital reopening ceremony Tuesday morning to showcase the enhancements.

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Ninety-two donors have been answerable for $1.5 million of the whole cash invested. The provincial authorities, St. Boniface Hospital Basis and the hospital itself lined the remaining.

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The aim of the undertaking was to create a extra calming and home-like ambiance for sufferers, whereas additionally offering a greater perform and circulate for the employees to work, the hospital stated.


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Updates have been made to the bodily house to boost the general high quality of care, in addition to minimizing potential security dangers.

“We’re proud to assist St. Boniface Hospital, and the work being finished to enhance the lives of Manitobans overcoming psychological well being challenges,” stated Minister of Psychological Well being, Wellness and Restoration, Audrey Gordon.

“Having a devoted unit for psychological well being will assist sufferers on their journey to wellness.”


An inpatient bed room at St. Boniface Hospital’s McEwen Constructing following renovations and upgrades.


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Amongst the enhancements, the affected person’s rooms have been up to date with new flooring, refreshed partitions and the addition of anti-barricade door options to stop incidents.

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Household and recreation areas have been redesigned to maximise pure mild and optimize house, with upgraded kitchen and eating rooms as properly.

The present loos have been enhanced with a extra accessible show, plus two further washrooms to facilitate self-care.

Areas to be taught impartial dwelling abilities have additionally been renewed.


A eating room and lounge on the St. Boniface Hospital’s McEwen Constructing following renovations.


Provided / St. Boniface Hospital Basis

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Based on the Canadian Psychological Well being Affiliation, individuals are dealing with unprecedented emotions of stress and nervousness in the course of the pandemic.

“Taking over this function in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly oriented me to the numerous impression the pandemic has had on Manitoban’s psychological well being and substance use,” stated Gordon.

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This system takes care of 400 inpatients and 14,000 outpatients yearly.


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