Opened in May 2019, the new 4,300 SF Learning Centre supports multidisciplinary healthcare training and education initiatives at the hospital. Occupying shelled-in hospital space on the lower level of PRHC, the Learning Centre provides much needed classroom and education space, with flexible spaces and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. A central crush space has comfortable seating areas with individual touch-down spaces to augment the meeting spaces, ensuring staff can stay in contact with their departments during education sessions. The large meeting room has a seating capacity of 100 people which can be converted into two smaller meeting room spaces. The dedicated clinical training area has a wide range of state-of-the-art training tools and equipment in a simulated patient-care environment. In addition, it is equipped with sophisticated information technology tools and services for clinical and support service training. Multi-stall washrooms and a kitchenette allow for the provision of food service and snacks for attendees. Interior finishes are contemporary and warm while also meeting infection prevention and control standards.
March 16, 2020 As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread into our communities, we are taking steps to protect the health and safety of our staff and their families, our clients, consultants and the community. We will be making changes to our normal operations to allow us to continue to provide the same high level
Parkin Director Robin Snell and Saleh Kalantari, Assistant Professor, Cornell University (USA) will co-present at the European Health Design Conference in London, England, in June, 2020. Their session falls under the Science, Technology & Innovation Category and covers how to “Evaluate and Optimize Wayfinding in Healthcare Settings Through Biometric Data and Virtual-Response Testing”. The content
Canadian and employee-owned, Parkin Architects Limited is an award-winning firm specializing in architectural services in the healthcare, recreation, research, justice, and education sectors. With offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, the firm has designed thousands of new, renovation and expansion institutional projects across Canada, and internationally. The firm is staffed with well over 100 experienced
Major renovations to The Walter and Maria Schroeder BRAIN&HEART Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital were designed by Parkin, in conjunction with significant staff and physician feedback on how to improve work flow, staff safety, and delivery of patient care. Opening soon, the brand new Catheterization Lab 3 is the largest of its kind at St.
Providence Care Hospital has been recognized for being “green”. Its numerous innovations entitle the hospital to “state-of-the-art” classification. Please see page 52 of Hospital News, March 2020 for further details. https://issuu.com/hospitalnews/docs/hn_march_2020?fr=sNWZlYjc5NDAz
Parkin’s current profile published in Healthcare Design Magazine features Health Sciences Centre, Women’s Hospital. For a preview, click on: https://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/featured-firm/parkin-architects-limited/