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Cowichan District Hospital Replacement

The replacement of BC’s Cowichan District Hospital is under way, featuring the development of a modern, state-of-the-art hospital on a green-field site. The new, 56,000 m2, seven-story facility features 204 inpatient beds and a comprehensive range of acute care community hospital services, comprising a Diagnostic and Treatment (“D&T”) Block and Inpatient Tower, joined by a two-story, heavy-timber community hall. The D&T Block houses emergency, medical Imaging, ICU, perioperative services, and clinical and facility support departments. The Inpatient Tower contains inpatient beds, outpatient spaces, maternity, and pediatrics, in addition to four inpatient units. One floor is dedicated to mental health services.

Prioritizing Patient-Centered Care

At the heart of the hospital is a commitment to a patient-centered approach. The design’s intent is to create an integrated healthcare system focused on efficient staff delivery and positive patient experiences. Collaborative engagement with Indigenous Nations provided valuable insight in designing a facility that provides cultural safety and significance to the local community. The result is a modern healthcare facility designed to prioritize the well-being of patients and staff, delivering state-of-the-art medical services enhanced by a warm and welcoming environment that is mindful of local culture and traditions.

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We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Island Health and ZGF Architects on this incredible project! The enthusiasm and expertise of our team are matched by the importance of the work we are doing together. We look forward to collaborating closely and bringing our collective talents to deliver exceptional results.

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