Renovations begin for main entrance and kitchen at Kings County Memorial Hospital

Renovations to improve the main entrance and kitchen at Kings County Memorial Hospital (KCMH) are beginning today. 

The new renovations will improve patient flow and privacy at the hospital. 

In the past, all KCMH visitors and patients had to pass by the main reception desk located within the entry lobby. Patients had to complete all registration processes while standing in the front entry corridor.  

The renovation will relocate this essential service to a more secure location, ensuring patient privacy in the registration process.

The construction will also include the kitchen area, which was first built in 1971 and needs repairs and updating for better functionality. During renovation, alternate arrangements will be made for patient meals.

The total cost of the main entrance and kitchen renovations is estimated at nearly $1 million. 

“This investment in the Kings County Memorial Hospital will revitalize the main entrance and the kitchen from floor to ceiling, improving patient privacy, flow, and food service. We are helping ensure the KCMH for years of service to the people of Kings County and PEI.”

-  Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson

“The staff of Kings County Memorial Hospital are excited to have a renewed space for patients and visitors that will address long-standing concerns about the registration of patients and appropriate space for those waiting for service,” said Edna Miller, Administrator for the KCMH. “We know there is more to be done to improve infrastructure at KCMH, but this is a good step forward.”

During this construction, patients and visitors may experience some disruptions, including an increase in registration time. There will also be a reduction in the number of seats in the emergency department waiting room. People with non-urgent medical needs are encouraged to contact their primary care provider or visit walk-in-clinics. A list of clinics can be found here: Walk-in Clinics.

Health PEI apologizes for these inconveniences as we work to improve the infrastructure at KCMH.

This project is expected to be completed by mid 2022. 

Media Contact:
Everton McLean
Senior Communications Officer, Health PEI

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