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To Do List, item 7 : 'Move Hospital'

At long last, and after several teams-worth of trying, we've found a new building for Jude Anne. Really, we've long outgrown our space. It is at once a big relief and an enormous task ahead.

At long last, and after several teams-worth of trying, we've found a new building for Jude Anne. Really, we've long outgrown our space. It is at once a big relief and an enormous task ahead. Our patients, and our mostly-uncomplaining staff, deserve a hospital where one can actually walk around 3 sides of the bed. Right now, we have barely 3 inches between. It would decrease everyone's stress level. We would be better able to focus on quality of care. But to get there will take Herculean effort. We have a building, with nothing inside, not even walls. We need to create a hospital. The floor plan was a process that involved the builder, our Australian/multi-national hybrid Logistics Coordinator, me, and the whole medical team. It has taken multiple iterations; the most recent change was made last Thursday when the builder was chalking the floor for where the walls will go. Designing a hospital was not on the curriculum in medical school, by the way. However, I am very pleased for the design we've made, for work space and patient flow, within the logistical constraints of the building. And now, the LogCo has a 'To Do' list, with timeline, of all the other things that need to be accomplished. Item 7: 'Move Hospital' I don't yet know how to this, move a busy, actively-running hospital. (Hm. But I worked in Campbellford Emerg the weekend that Peterborough moved their ER. Does anybody have the plans for that') Here are the principles of moving, as I see them: 1) have as few inpatients as possible; 2) have as many ambulances available as possible; 3) move the most stable patients first. The specifics, we'll have to work on.