The new Integrated Stroke Unit at Belleville General Hospital was celebrated Thursday evening at the Banquet Centre in Belleville.
Around 75 guests attended the event, which highlighted the new unit, which features four beds in the Sills 3 rehabilitation wing.
Derk Damron is the Manager of the Integrated Stroke Unit and says they received a generous donation from a local family.
He says many things will stay the same in the rehabilitation unit.
Damron explains how it will work.
The area that the stroke unit will cover is the same as Quinte Health Care, namely from The County to Bancroft, and Brighton to Napanee. Damron says patients will still get checked in through the emergency department, but the process will change after that.
Positives include that the Sills 3 unit is newer than the older Quinte building. Washrooms and showers in the room are also available. The unit is getting four extra beds to add capacity. About half of the total 26 beds will be for stroke patients. The other half will be for non-stroke rehab patients.
You can listen to the full Quinte News interview with Derk Damron below.