Joseph Brant

Burlington hospital's new patient tower taking shape

Feb 06, 2016
If you’re curious about what the renovated Joseph Brant Hospital will look like on the inside, you can get a sneak peek long before it’s ready to be officially unveiled.

The hospital is hosting three open houses to afford the public the chance to get a look at the design of some of its new rooms.

You can take a walk through a patient room, emergency department exam room, trauma resuscitation room, Intensive Care Unit room and an operating room.

The mock-up rooms are located in a warehouse at the back of 835 Harrington Ct.

Representatives of the redevelopment and expansion project team will be available in each room to discuss its design elements and state-of-the-art technology.

The open houses at 835 Harrington Ct. will be held on: Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 5-7 p.m.; Wednesday, March 16, from 5-7 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 20, from 5-7 p.m.

To attend one of the open houses, register by email at email or call Ciara McCann at 905-632-3737, ext. 2038.

In January, Jo Brant staff, physicians and volunteers had the opportunity to experience the new hospital mock-up rooms and share their feedback.

The mock-up room viewings are part of Jo Brant’s ongoing, $500 million, multi-phase redevelopment. It includes a seven-storey patient tower, currently under construction. It will house a new emergency department, nine new operating rooms, an expanded cancer clinic and ICU, a renovated special care nursery and expanded medical, surgical, diagnostic and outpatient services.

The patient tower, scheduled to open in late 2017, is progressing with the final pouring of cement on Level 9 expected to be completed the second week of February.

The vertical support from Level 9 to the roof of the hospital has started and will be completed soon. The vertical supports for Levels 8 to 9 are nearing completion.

Levels 8 and 9 will house the mechanical and electrical equipment that will run the building.

The construction of six elevator shafts and three main stairways from Levels 8 to 9 are complete.

Mechanical work, plumbing, electrical and duct work will continue on the main level, Level 1 and Level 2 throughout February.

Installation of drywall framing continues on the main level, Level 1 and Level 2.

Masonry work on the main level, Level 2, Level 4 and 5 is happening now.

The construction of the building’s envelope continues on the main level and Level 1.

Structural steel work is finished in the ambulance garage. Construction of a metal deck to the roof of the ambulance garage will be done by mid-February.

Within the next two weeks, forming and pouring will begin for the last two columns that will support the bridge that will connect the tower to the new parking facility.

The construction team will be pulling glass off the parking garage to make way for the future bridge connection.

There is a YouTube video of a virtual tour of what the new patient tower will look like at

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