BGH improves accessibility with two new ramps
Pictured, Brockville General Hospital’s newest accessibility ramp, located at the Ormond Street entrance. (Supplied by BGH)
The Brockville General Hospital (BGH) is now more accessible. Two new ramps have been added to the Charles site building.
Nick Vlacholias, BGH President and CEO, says the ramps provide better access for those with limited mobility. He noted automatic door openers and safety crosswalks make the entrances fully accessible for everyone.
The ramps are part of several renovations being done in preparation of the new patient tower, which is set to open next year. One is located in the emergency and visitor parking lot and the other is off Ormond Street.
Vlacholias explained the new Ormond Street entrance is not a designated drop-off zone. He noted patients and visitors must use the temporary main entrance located off Charles Street.
Vlacholias says the emergency vehicle lane off Ormond is designated for quick access for ambulances, fire and police.