Mar 27, 2019

New $405m Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford Completed

North Battleford Hospital

Medical Architecture led the clinical design, with executive design team Kasian and Integrus Architecture & WSP, for the new $405 million hospital.

The project was delivered under a P3 contract by Access Prairies Partnership, a consortium led by Graham Construction.

Design

Province Premier Scott Moe described it as:

“One of the most advanced mental health treatment centres in all of Canada.”

It provides a 284 bed mental health facility with 188 beds.  This replaces the existing 156-bed facility, and a 96-room secure unit for male and female offenders living with mental illness.

Set on a ridge overlooking the beautiful North Saskatchewan River valley, all the patients have their own bedrooms and share the naturally-lit, common and public spaces.

The design provides a modern, recovery-focused, mental health setting. A large welcoming foyer with expansive views of the landscape beyond, leads to the central therapy mall, which includes a gymnasium and a gift shop with art and furniture created by patients.

A salon and apparel shop run by patients also contributes to this sense of wellbeing, helping to destigmatise how the patients are perceived. Each inpatient unit is planned with individual bedrooms and a spacious shared living area offering direct level access to safe outside gardens.

Linda Shynkaruk, director of Saskatchewan Hospital, said:

“We are absolutely ecstatic with the results from this facility. We’re going to be able to provide a second-to-none service for our patients. The patients are excited about coming in here as well as the staff.”

Medical Architecture director Christopher Shaw added:

“It’s gratifying to see transformational design which enables a step-change in mental health and addictions care being delivered at scale in this project.”

See the Saskatchewan Health Authority website for more details.

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