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Architectural Blog Series: Hanover & District Hospital, Expansion of Surgical Department

To kick off our Architectural Blog Series, we chose to review the highlights of the Surgical Expansion at Hanover & District Hospital.

About the Hospital

Hanover & District Hospital first opened its doors in 1923. The current acute hospital was built fifty years later in 1973. Today, it is a state-of-the-art facility with a 24-hour emergency department. It provides residents of the town of Hanover and the surrounding rural municipalities in mid-western Ontario with access to emergency care services, day surgery, palliative care, rehabilitation services, and specialist clinics.

Their vision is “to be an innovative health care network and its primary goal is to collaborate with partners to ensure that the residents of the region receive the highest quality care possible.” Acting on this vision, we are working with the hospital to expand and update the surgical department. We are currently in the demolition phase of this project and will provide updates as it progresses in our News feed.

Project Details

The project involves renovating a 3,000 square foot area within the hospital to allow for the expansion of the existing surgical department, with more preparation and recovery bays, larger nurse station, and a new procedure room. Mechanical and electrical system upgrades will also be completed to meet current, best practice-guidelines. The goal of the renovation is to improve workflow for staff, provide better access to support spaces, and to create a comfortable and private recovery areas for patients.

The project includes the development of a temporary operating room and recovery area on level 2 to facilitate continuity of hospital operations during construction. Upon completion, the hospital will have a large, state-of-the-art surgical department that will better serve the needs of the community.

  • Project Scope: Expansion of the surgical department at Hanover & District Hospital
  • Size: 3,000 square feet
  • Cost: Estimated project cost: $1 million

Our next project in the series will be the renovations at the University of Toronto undergraduate teaching labs. Stay tuned!


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