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New Hospital Update: Floor 4

Posted by BCCHF Communications on 3 July 2015 | 2 Comments

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Floor 4: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Caregivers in BC Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treat more than 1,100 patients a year and serve patients who need intensive care and/or observation, electronic monitoring and/or mechanical life support.

When it is relocated inside the Teck Acute Care Centre, the Hudson Family Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will continue to provide specialized care for babies to 17-year-old patients with urgent needs due to life-threatening disease, injury or following surgery. 

The 28 single-patient rooms in the new Hudson Family PICU will be organized into “pods.” Patients will be grouped to make it easier for specialists to administer care for each patient’s specific medical and surgical needs.

All patient beds will have enough space around them to accommodate necessary medical equipment and help ease movement for up to 15 care providers.

The single-patient rooms will increase families’ privacy and comfort, which has been shown to result in faster recovery times and better health outcomes for patients.

Each of the patient rooms will consist of three zones: a patient zone, a care provider zone and a family zone. A television for patient viewing and a communications connection will be available in each room.

For greater comfort, the family zone will include sleeping accommodations for a parent or support person and a storage locker designated for the family.

The interiors of the patient rooms are designed to promote a healing environment. All lighting within the patient rooms will be adjustable, and the materials used in the patient rooms will contain or absorb noise to reduce disturbances to patients.

A family and visitor support zone, shared with the ANOM Special Procedures Suites, will include space for rest and relaxation, eating, entertainment and educational activities for family members who stay overnight or for longer periods of time. Families will also have access to special quiet rooms.

The Hudson Family PICU will contain:

·         28 single-patient rooms;

·         11 specialized isolation rooms;

·         Advanced respiratory therapy;

·         Controlled lighting;

·         Access to natural light.


Learn more about other floors of the new hospital and read about some of the special features they will have for our patients and their families:

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  • wow.definately a better ICU to treat and heal our kids and support their caregivers during life's most difficult journey.

    Posted by Melissa Teboekhorst, 17/08/2015 8:29pm (3 years ago)

  • The hardest part of my 2 week old son's emergency surgery was the night they told us we had to go home and leave him alone in the PICU. This is an amazing solution to the problem so many families have gone through. Thank you again for keeping worried parents in mind when designing the new spaces.

    Posted by Keegan Greer, 17/08/2015 6:44pm (3 years ago)

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