TRURO - It was all hands on Tuesday morning as the Colchester Regional Hospital conducted a mock patient move in anticipation of the real move day in two months.
© Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily News
Dwayne Semple, from left, EHS regional manager of Northeastern operations, and operations supervisor for Truro and district Jim Wells talk with Debbie Burris, director of clinic practice transformation and Ansley MacPherson, occupational therapist, during the Colchester Regional Hospital's mock patient move on Tuesday. The two women are part of a lift team that will see patients moved from the current site to the new facility toward the end of November.
Members of the patient transfer working group including hospital staff, Emergency Health Services, Healthcare Relocation Services and local police gathered first thing in the morning to confirm many of the details of the move.
Around 10:30, Cheryl Graham, facility planning director, was lifted from a patient bed onto a stretcher to be wheeled down the hall from the in-patient unit at the old site on her way to the new site.
From the time she was lifted to the time she was placed in the new room in the new hospital, roughly 11 minutes had lapsed.
The move week runs Nov. 19 to 25, with patients being moved on the last day.