Mould halts construction at Verdun Hospital

Construction of the new pharmacy at the Verdun Hospital has been suspended after air quality tests detected the presence of mould in the walls.

The pharmacy is being built on the third floor which once housed the rehabilitation facility.

Decontaminaton of the site is underway and officials will be meeting later this week to asses the situation.

The Worker Health and Safety Board (CSST) says the mould is confined to the work site and tests in other areas of the hospital indicate the health of patients and staff is not at risk.

The work began in December and will resume once the area has been cleaned up.

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  1. joeN posted on 02/26/2014 08:10 AM
    As I have mentioned before in other stories about this hospital. Stay away, I would not even take my dog to this place. This hospital should have been closed years ago. Bad staff, incompetent doctors, and a run down facility.
  2. DavidS posted on 02/26/2014 01:44 PM
    I must disagree with joN's opinion. My family has gone to Verdun Hospital for years for just about every reason (blood work, ultrasounds for our then unborn children, ER visits including pneumonia, etc). The building may be old; however, I've always found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable - and I've never been challenged for speaking English either. The recent upgrade to the ER triage area has helped. My only real complaint is the long wait that often occurs for blood work - - but that's true pretty much anywhere and usually clears up later in the morning. I'm happy to see them working to improve the hospital and wish everyone that works there the best.
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