environment. The $20,000 green space development project is being implemented at Sainte-Croix Hospital in Drummondville, in collaboration with the Regional Environmental Council of Centre-du-Québec (CRECQ). One of the goals of this investment is to counteract the heat islands in the facility’s buildings.
Work began with the process of greening by planting dozens of trees. This initiative is called new hit It will definitely have a positive impact on the residents and all hospital staff.
“Greening the environment brings a form of security and can be a stress-reducing factor for Sainte-Croix Hospital users,” says Marjorie Lago, project manager and executive assistant at CRECQ.
A vision oriented towards sustainable development
A pergola and bike rack will complete the project during the second phase of work next spring. These new structures will create attractive group spaces for employees, users and visitors. These changes will also encourage active navigation.
“During the pandemic, we have noticed that many of our employees have made more use of our outdoor spaces. We will enhance the beauty of our green spaces and add shaded areas on the facility buildings. This project is a source of great pride for us,” says Marie-Pierre Bourassa, Head of Service and Maintenance of Physical Facilities for the Drummondville Sector.
This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Quebec government. It meets the objectives of the health component of the 2030 Green Economy Plan.
Note that these major improvements to the hospital center basis will not have any impact on the care and services provided by the institution. In addition, no parking space will be removed to carry out this work. (cgm)
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