This new build tertiary care community hospital provides 58 inpatient beds with full diagnostic and treatment facilities, 3 operating rooms, endoscopy suite, and 124 residential care beds, plus related laundry and food services.
- IMIT Project Managers, Design & Engineering
- Size/Complexity: 330,000 ft2 / Tertiary Care Hospital & Long Term Care Residential
- Completion Date: 2012
Key Scope Elements
- IMIT design
- P3, LEED® Gold
Many innovative technology solutions were implemented to improve operations and collaboration for staff. Our team worked closely with the client to identify solutions that would meet users’ needs.
Angus Connect assisted the IMIT team for the Northern Health Authority (NHA) to build the framework for Fort St. John and Peace Villa, (FSJH) a Greenfield acute care community digital hospital in BC. We were initially engaged on the design team to provide communications, electrical, and mechanical design services for the AFP/P3 process for this large capital project.
Special consideration was given to improving staff and clinical efficiencies and security by including a new staff wireless communications system that would integrate back to the NHA site in Prince George, over 400 km away. This required a “highly available” design solution to properly communicate with the main site.
The Angus Connect team designed a new wired/wireless system, network and infrastructure to help improve workflow with the introduction of RFID tagging to help with inventory and distribution, as well as laying a robust foundation for a future Real Time Location System. Additional major systems included telephone, nurse call, public address, patient entertainment, intercoms, video conferencing and patient monitoring.
The project included integration between many of the IMIT systems and was accomplished by using Connexall as the integration engine. Many of the major systems also included on-line report generation to help improve the efficiency of administrative functions as well as limiting the number of paper reports.
Our team also planned for and added the infrastructure for new digital modalities and connection to a centralized PACs system, which improved diagnosing and reporting, and facilitated consultations between staff members. FSJH was completed in 2012.
HH Angus also provided mechanical, and electrical engineering for FSJH, as well as vertical transportation and lighting design.