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Women's Health

Women's Health IWK Health Centre
Mallory and Ella - IWK patients

Early Labour and Assessment Unit (ELAU) 

The ELAU is an area that registers approximately 10,000 visits a year. Members of the team in the ELAU care for women who are labouring and assess their health needs at a particularly vulnerable, yet exciting time.

Breakthroughs in Care will allow for more integration of staff and care teams to seamlessly collaborate while caring for a patient and family. It will include a triage and assessment unit on the main floor and seven assessment rooms; three of which have full washrooms. An expanded and more comfortable waiting area for family members will also be added with a play/activity space for siblings awaiting a new family member.

Thanks to Breakthroughs in Care, patients who come to the ELAU, like Mallory Powell, will greatly benefit from the new unit once complete. 

The IWK means everything to us. If we weren't at a facility like this, Ella wouldn't be here. - Mallory Powell, Ella's mom

Operating room integration

Advancements in technology are increasing across all areas including the Operating Room. Operating Room (OR) efficiencies will be realized and patient safety will be improved with the integrated OR suite. One of the many additional benefits of this enhanced technology will allow for better use of OR time, thus decreasing wait times for surgeries.

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