Negative Pressure Rooms: Isolation

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During the pandemic, when we were hunkered down at home contemplating the next series to binge watch, the Grand River Hospital Emergency Department kept going. Because despite stay-at-home orders and isolation, 170 people required urgent and critical care every day. But it wasn’t all business as usual, the department had to adapt and change in order to meet continued demand during the pandemic.

Dr. Baljit “Bill” Kalirai is an Emergency Department Physician at Grand River Hospital. “We scrambled,” he recalls. “We created new workflows to minimize exposure, gathered supplies (PPE), adapted some new space, and created a negative pressure room. The maintenance crew was the solution for that one; they created a negative pressure room out of 14mm plastic sheeting. It’s held up for over a year.”

Now, we are ready to raise funds for a Negative Pressure Room to withstand the needs of our Learning + Innovation department. 

The current need is 2. Total cost is $1,600,000. 

All donations exceeding our fundraising goal for Isolation Negative Pressure Rooms will support the highest priority needs of the Learning + Innovation care area.


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