Last week we talked about advances in hospital architecture and design in our blog post The Five Star Hospital. The five star hospital is a great concept built around delivering the best possible patient care through non utilitarian means.
Why not create a hospital that not only functions well, but also gives patients and healthcare staff a place to feel comfortable? The new Surrey Memorial Hospital Redevelopment and Critical Care Tower aim to do just that. Creating a warm and welcoming facility is one of the key components of the expansion.
Work is underway on a $512 million expansion and redevelopment project at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The centerpiece of this is an eight-storey Critical Care Tower that significantly continues to grow Surrey’s campus of Care.
The Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) was built in 1959 and served a population of 50,000 at the time. Over the years, SMH has undergone many transformations to meet the ever increasing demand. Currently Surrey has a population of 440,000 and continues to grow at a rapid pace.
With the help of our team at Iridia, the SMH expansion will address capacity and efficiency, well into the future. We are engaged with this project by providing assistance in the area of clinical and non-clinical physician services. We have led and facilitated meetings and discussions in physician leadership to gather data for projecting the needs of the new Critical Care Tower.
Watch this video to learn about the new Critical Care Tower now under construction at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
Key areas of the Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrade:
- Upgraded infrastructure
- Increased capacity of existing units
- Expanded family birthing unit
- Expanded pharmacy
- New lobby
Key areas of the Critical Care Tower expansion:
- 48 private rooms in a neonatal centre of excellence, with adjacent paediatric pharmacy
- 25 Intensive Care beds
- 20 beds for seriously ill patients in the High Acuity Unit, plus six more beds on the same floor
- Two medical floors of 36 beds each
- An expanded laboratory
- A rooftop helipad
- More than 440 new parking stalls
- Additional space for SMH’s clinical academic campus
With the population of Surrey expected to grow by an estimated 9,000 people per year, the SMH expansion is vital to the region. The expansion and re-development of SMH will mean a significant improvement to patient care in Surrey, and will complement the new Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.