Temporary Disruptions

To assist you with your visit, please view and note any construction or temporary disruptions that are currently taking place throughout our various hospital sites.

St. Joseph's Family Medical and Dental Centre - Canopy installation – St. Joseph’s Family Medical and Dental Centre

Start Date:

2023-01-23

End Date:

2023-02-13

Time:

06:00am - 04:00pm

Reason for Disruption:

Installation of a canopy above the main entrance of St. Joseph’s Family Medical and Dental Centre will begin Jan. 23 and will take up to six weeks to complete, weather dependent. The main entrance will remain accessible during installation. Scaffolding will be erected to provide ongoing access. At times during the project, there will be some unavoidable noise both inside and outside the building. Signage will be posted if there is any change to building access. Thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

Alternate Facilities/Services:

Ongoing access to main entrance will be available.

St. Joseph's Hospital - Flooring replacement

Start Date:

2023-01-15

End Date:

2023-03-31

Time:

12:00am - 12:00am

Reason for Disruption:

To enhance safety, the care and work environment at St. Joseph's Hospital, flooring is being replaced in the main Level 0 corridor from Zone B to Zone C. This section of corridor spans from Cafe 268 to the Zone C (Cheapside) lobby near Tim Hortons. This project will occur in phases from Jan. 16 to March 31 with construction taking place from 6 pm to 3 am daily. The corridor will be closed nightly, and traffic will be re-routed. Throughout most of the project, the corridor will reopen each morning for regular use. On occasion, however, the corridor will be closed during the day. Signage will be posted indicating upcoming closure dates as they are scheduled and wayfinding will redirect traffic to an alternate route when the corridor is closed. Please note the following: Access to seating and services Seating, vending machines: All seating, vending machines and the ATM machine in the Level 0 corridor will be removed from the corridor on Jan. 13. All will be returned at the end of the project. Urgent Care decant area: The Urgent Care Centre decant space will be relocated to the atrium seating area within Cafe 268 starting Jan. 13 and will remain in this location for the duration of the project. Volunteer desk: The volunteer desk will be removed from the juncture at Zone B but Volunteer Services will have a presence in close proximity to this location. Cafeteria: Cafe 268, the vending machines in the cafeteria, and the Fireside Lounge seating area within the cafeteria will continue to be accessible throughout the project. Elevators: Elevator access is not expected to be affected by this project.

Alternate Facilities/Services:

What patients and visitors can expect Noise: Unfortunately, this work, particularly the initial demolition and the final terazzo blasting phase, will generate noise at times that will likely impact all levels and zones of St. Josephs’ Hospital. Everything possible will be done to mitigate disruptions. All work is scheduled to occur in the evenings from 6 pm to 3 am and the schedule may be adjusted if necessary to accommodate patient and staff needs. Barriers: Work areas will be sectioned off and enclosed with heavy plastic sheeting during the project. The work will be contained within these barriers and appropriate infection control will be implemented. Due to sheeting on the ceiling within the work areas, lighting will be slightly diffused but the corridor will remain a well-lit. Signage: Appropriate signage will be in place throughout the project to redirect staff, patients and visitors as needed. This information will also be available at volunteer stations. Your care and services There will be no interruption to patient care and services. Access to an area, however, may be temporarily re-routed while construction is underway. We understand the inconvenience this work may cause at times to our patients and visitors. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a staff member with any difficulties at any time during the construction period. Staff will pass on your concerns to Facilities Management.