If a stripped-down term like “hybrid surgical suite” doesn’t quite convey the versatility or sophistication of the JGH’s newest operating room, just think of it as the Swiss army knife of surgical facilities.
The Virtual Ward—believed to be the first program of its kind in Quebec—is carefully designed to tend to the needs of a select group of patients who have recently been discharged from the JGH and still face multiple medical problems, often complicated by advanced age and frailty.
Just weeks since it swung into operation, Pavilion K already appears to be improving the well-being of patients and the quality of their care.
As patients reap the benefits of the improved healthcare services and enhanced environment of Pavilion K, private donors have been crucial in ensuring that many vital elements of the new critical-care wing are in place.
Like a photo that comes into focus or a sculpture that slowly takes shape, a clearer image of Quebec’s new public healthcare system has gradually been emerging from the reorganization that was set in motion on April 1.