all corridors of Augusta Health will soon look more like this one
Patients and visitors of Augusta Health will soon notice some major changes. Renovations begin Monday at the patient tower and will continue throughout the hospital for a few years.
This week, the renovations will start on the first floor, and they'll work their way up from there.
From the floor patterns to the lighting to the patient rooms, this is a huge undertaking that'll take a few years to complete. Soon, patients will no longer have to share rooms. It will give patients more privacy – and it's also now a requirement.
They'll take out the carpets, as they've seen some wear and tear, which will make it easier to sanitize the floors. To meet disability requirements, construction teams will also fix up the bathrooms and remove the lip from each shower.
"We are going to be handing out earphones and earbuds to hook into our TVs and try to minimize the disruption. We'll also have a quiet period every day from 12:00 to 1:00, so patients can sleep without sound and hopefully we can hold the inconvenience to a minimum," said Dianne Moody, administrative director of nursing at Augusta Health.
The renovations are intended to modernize the overall appearance and also brighten things up.
The staff said that, while there will be some inconveniences with the work, some of the changes could actually help reduce the noise level in the long run. They're also hoping to give the hospital a more soothing presence.