The Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital launches a new era of child health
The new and expanded Ledcor Children’s Emergency is equipped with 33 single-patient treatment rooms to give families privacy during stressful times, as well as two critical care rooms that provide the ample space trauma teams need to respond immediately. Kids who require longer stays can be transferred to the Clinical Decision Unit, a space where they can remain for up to 24 hours without having to be admitted.
The Alex Skidmore Renal Dialysis Unit has an open-concept layout; a design that encourages conversations and sparks new friendships. With many windows throughout, it’s a bright, welcoming space for kids who often come several times a week for treatment.
From MRI scanners that provide faster exams and clearer pictures to CT scanners that emit less radiation, Lee Family Medical Imaging has the latest, state-of-the-art equipment. The entire department has been designed to comfort kids. Murals transform rooms into fantastical spaces that distract, while a built-in entertainment system streams a range of content for kids during their scans.
As families arrive in the Save-On-Foods Atrium, they are immediately surrounded by serenity and nature. Large windows stream light in, while wood canopies create an environment that’s perfectly attuned to the natural beauty of BC.
Pediatric Intensive Care
Every one of the 28 patient rooms in the Hudson Family Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is private. The rooms are significantly larger than before, which has allowed for big improvements in care and provides more space for equipment and large teams of health providers. Milan & Maureen Ilich Cardiac Intensive Care serves the unique needs of heart patients.
The entire top floor of the hospital is designed for cancer patients. The air is even different—it’s HEPA-filtered for added infection control. The For Children We Care Oncology/Hematology/BMT Inpatient Unit has 27 private patient rooms, as well as a laundry facility, nutrition stations, and a kitchen for home-cooked meals. The Capstone Mining Oncology/Hematology/ BMT Outpatient Clinic is equipped with 23 rooms that are adorned with distracting i-spy murals—providing kids with an inspirational space of their own to receive treatment.
Medical & Surgical Inpatient Units
Each of the 96 private patient rooms, including those within the Mining4Life Inpatient Unit, has been fitted with a bed, bathroom, comfortable pullout sofa for loved ones, closet space, a refrigerator and television, and a large window with inspiring views. The rooms are divided into three zones—family, patient and health provider.
New operating rooms provide the abundant space for teams of surgeons, specialists, nurses, anesthesiologists and more to work side-by-side with ease. In addition to the latest surgical technologies, the ANOM Special Procedures Suites boast advanced imaging technology within. To help alleviate kids’ fears, corridors leading to the operating rooms are lined with murals featuring familiar scenes of home and the outdoors.
From the Flavelle Family Wellness Park on the ground level all the way up to the healing garden on the top floor, the facility offers outdoor spaces for families and staff to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
Playrooms & Lounges
From play spaces designed for the youngest to lounges just for teens and parents, everybody needs their space. The Michael Cuccione Foundation Playroom and Auxiliary to BC Children’s Hospital Parent Lounge are places for kids and families to commune. Two of British Columbia’s favourite sports teams, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canucks, also designed their own themed playrooms, recreating many elements of the game experience.
The first phase of site redevelopment at BC Children’s Hospital featured the construction of the Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre. Open since 2014, the licensed daycare facility provides childminding for infants and kids up to the age of five, serving hospital staff and the community. Like the Teck Acute Care Centre, the stand-alone building provides a safe, natural environment to stimulate and inspire.
The Healing Power of Purposeful Art
The Children’s Healing Experience Project at the Teck Acute Care Centre is a 100% donor-funded curated exhibit of original paintings, murals, interactive installations, playrooms, outdoor gardens and sculptures.
More than 60 Canadian artists, six iconic community partners and two beloved sports teams contributed their expertise and passion to the project.