The Honorable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, visited the trauma room renovation project at SickKids on March 31, 2016. He emphasized the critical role trauma centres play in hospitals. Parkin designed the project and is now providing contract administration during construction. Dr. Hoskins spoke of $12 billion of health-care capital projects across Ontario over the next 10 years, and the importance of renovation projects funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Oakville’s new hospital – Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is featured in the February 2016 edition of AWARD Magazine. The article speaks to the design behind the hospital and the commitment to provide excellent patient care. John Christie (Project Director/Architect) comments on the attention to user experience.
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Parkin, with PCL, has been short-listed as one of the three teams to compete for the design-build-finance project in Fergus, a new hospital to replace Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Expected to be completed in 2019, the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital will be located in Aboyne, between Elora and Fergus; it will have more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services to accommodate a growing community.
We are delighted to announce that John Christie has been awarded fellowship status by the RAIC. John has had a profound influence on the design of healthcare facilities during his career. Although he is well-known within the relatively small group of firms that practise in this area of specialty, and in spite his significant contribution to the evolution of hospital planning and design, his career has been largely “under the radar” for the rest of the profession. A larger-than-life character, John is passionate in his work with clients, collaboratively creating hospitals that surpass their wildest expectations of how successfully a healthcare facility can meet the needs of patients, families and staff.
John is a strong advocate for the P3 procurement method for the design and construction of infrastructure; he works tirelessly to ensure that the benefits greatly outweigh any drawbacks. He and his talents are highly respected by clients, healthcare users and hospital contractors.
Infrastructure Ontario has awarded Parkin the contract to undertake Functional Planning and Facility Planning Studies (FPFPS) for correctional facilities located in Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and North Bay. The evidence based studies will recognize the evolving needs and roles of correctional facilities in Ontario. The studies are being undertaken with CGL.