KDH is approached on a regular basis by physicians looking for available space to bring new clinics to our community.
Our old clinic spaces were very outdated, cramped, inefficient and uncomfortable for both patients and staff. They had curtains for doors, making confidential discussions with patients merely impossible, and due to space constraints, new technology was not able to be brought in to the hospital.
In addition, the patient waiting area consisted of seats lining the hallway of own clinic space. It was a violation of fire code, and provided little to no comfort for our patients.
Phase I of the Clinic Modernization Project, which is now complete, allowed us to renovate existing space and double the number of clinic space and bring in new specialists to KDH. The modernization also allowed us to address the request from our community to bring new services to the area, extend hours of operation and expand programming of disease prevention, education and wellness.
Since the completion of Phase I of the Clinic Modernization Project, KDH has been working on the following:
Offer Services for Youth Mental Health
A recent review of patient visits revealed that there is an urgent need in our community for services focused on children and youth. We need to create mental health clinics here in Kemptville to manage the mental health challenges of our community members before it becomes a crisis.
Make Our Facility More Accessible For Seniors
The Clinic Modernization Project will provide ease of access for all patients, and in particular, for the growing senior population in our community. Our new waiting room offers comfortable seating and a fully accessible washroom.
Offer Shorter Wait-Times For Clinics
With more clinics being offered and more specialists coming through KDH, it is likely to reduce the wait times for clinics appointments for our patients compared to in the city. As the volume of patient visits in the city is much higher, net wait times in Kemptville will be shorter.
In addition to the above goals, we will increase our focus on treating patients living with chronic illness, educate patients on self-care and prevention, and provide other programs that are complimentary to many of the core services already offered by our hospital.
Another important component of the Clinic Modernization Project is the addition of our family rooms. In the 60s, when our hospital was build, the concept of a designated room for families to gather in private did not exist, but is now common practice. This new room will be a private space for families to visit and grieve, and will be available for use after the completion of Phase III of the project.
Overall, 7,000 square feet of space has been renovated. Instead of adding on to the building, existing space was refurbished and renovated.
- Orthopedic Clinic
- Plastics Clinic
- Dermatology Clinic
- Neurology Clinic
- General Surgery Clinic
- Psychiatrist Clinic
- Chiropody Clinic
- Sports Medicine Clinic
- Diabetes Education Clinic
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Pre-Anesthetic Clinic
- Smoking Cessation Clinic
- Endoscopic Surgery Clinic
- Transfusion Clinic
Proposed New Clinics
- Psychiatry Clinic
- Urology Clinic
- Well Women’s and Gynecological Clinic
- Pain Management Clinic
- Concussion Clinic
- Pulmonary Function Clinic
- Sleep Apnea Clinic
- Ophthalmology Clinic
- Adolescent Mental Health Support Group
- Counselling for Children’s Mental Health
- Parent and Caregiver of Children with Mental Health and Addictions Support Group
- Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehab
- Cardiac Tele-Home Monitoring
- Wellness Centre
Fundraising Goal $1 million
As in the past, today’s donors to KDH Foundation have proven to be equally determined to support the Hospital’s ability to keep our community healthy. Many are the children and grandchildren of the founding group who led the fundraising efforts to build the hospital; others are newer arrivals or visitors. But all realize the impact their donations have on the lives of their family, friends and neighbours.
In the words of one of our donors “I give to KDH because philanthropy is important to me. Over the years we have seen the hospital grow, and we know how fortunate we are to have such an excellent hospital in our community. We believe in KDH and we want to see it continue to grow as a health hub for our community.” (Lis Angus, Past Chair, Kemptville District Hospital Board of Directors).
We count on our donors to support this project; however they can, with every donation being important and every donor being valued and appreciated.