The Nanaimo Regional Hospital District (NRHD) has confirmed its five major areas of focus for capital planning and advocacy are the patient tower replacement, new cancer centre, cardiac catheterization lab and a new high acuity unit, all to be located at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), as well as a long-term care facility in the region.
A COVID-19 outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s (NRGH) transitional care unit has been declared over by Island Health.
A COVID-19 outbreak in a Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) unit now stands at 15 people infected.
Island Health said the outbreak continues to be limited to the transitional care unit.
The outbreak is limited to the transitional care unit, according to Island Health.
“Unless we have these facilities on site, we are not going to be able to treat heart attacks,” said Dr. Arun Natarajan, a cardiologist at NRGH. “It’s very unusual that we don’t have this facility here.”

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