New outptient facility will deliver patient-centered care at the edge of an 'urban forest'
Lauded as the first facility of its kind in British Columbia, Canada, the CAD 100 million Surrey Outpatient Facility combines outpatient surgery and diagnostic procedures with specialised clinics and community programs, all inside one building. The facility will be a model of best practices dedicated to patient-centered care.
Located on a site at the edge of the Green Timbers Urban Forest, the new Surrey facility will take on all of the outpatient care currently provided by its sister facility, Surrey Memorial Hospital, when the project is completed in April 2011. Outpatient care includes any medical treatment or surgery that does not require an overnight stay in a hospital.
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd., as part of the BC Healthcare Solutions consortium, is providing both design and project management services on the development; ByBird, a joint venture between Bouygues Construction International (headquartered in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) and Bird Construction (headquartered in Toronto, Canada) is building the facility.
By embracing the latest advances in technology and healthcare delivery, the Surrey Outpatient Facility will enhance the way outpatient services - such as diagnostic imaging, chronic disease therapy, same-day surgery, rehabilitation, and peri-natal assistance - are provided. Transferring outpatient services to a dedicated facility will also improve access to care and make it easier to manage future demand for healthcare at a lower cost than treatments provided in a hospital.
The facility is designed to be adaptable; the dimensions and layout of clinical rooms can be modified as space needs change, which improves patient flow and resource allocation. Based on a rectangular floor plan, the patient / visitor zone is orientated to the south overlooking the urban forest, while the 'off stage' staff zone is orientated to the north facing the city. This unique arrangement creates a seamless 'on stage' transition area between zones where patient services will be delivered.
Guiding principles for the project include delivering integrated care, transferring knowledge, using resources efficiently, and adhering to high environmental standards in design and operation. The facility is being built to meet LEED® Gold certification standards.