It appears some St. Catharines residents are getting a bit anxious for the new hospital to open.
Recently, they’ve popped in believing it was open.
The pop-ins prompted the Niagara Health System to erect a new sign near the main entrance on First St., which essentially says: Hey, we’re still building this thing, come back in March.
Liisa Morley, spokeswoman for the new complex, said people were driving in “frequently.”
Part of the mix-up is due to the old signage (photos of past patients) at the corner of Fourth Ave. and First St. being taken down. The signage conveyed the message that the development was proceeding.
Combine that with the fact the building “looks so complete from the exterior,” said Morley, the NHS felt compelled “to remind the public that we are still under construction.”
I was getting a bit excited here. You mean people were showing up with cuts and bruises, and looking for treatment? What a story!!!!
Alas, no. They were just curious to have a look at the new digs. Some, though, were wanting to drop off information. Travelling salespeople, I guess.
Anyway, here’s the new sign that went up.
Get the message?
By the way, there are some people who have already set up shop in the building.
About 14 members of the hospital’s project management team re-located there in June. Plus, contractors PCL now has its office there.