Parkin is pleased to report that construction of the Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Tower at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) has reached completion.
Designed with direct input from local health-care workers, the nine-storey tower streamlines access to hospital services through a single main entrance. The spacious facility allows staff to provide world-class care in a space designed to modern standards. The tower includes single-patient rooms with private washrooms, large spaces in which families can gather, and the ability for Indigenous smudging practices to occur in patient rooms.
Amenities include an operating room and surgical services suite, additional beds, medical/surgical inpatient units, respiratory therapy services, and a rooftop helipad that eliminates the need for ambulances as patients can be taken directly to the trauma rooms in the tower. Other services include a mental-health and substance-use inpatient unit, child and adolescent mental-health, obstetrics, labour and delivery, neo-natal intensive-care, as well as a first-floor atrium, and patient registration area.
Each floor features a spirit animal motif selected by Secwépemc Elders and supported by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Chief and Council. The first floor features a cultural wall that is an artistic representation of the Indigenous communities that comprise Secwepemcúlecw.
EllisDon, with the Parkin design team, was selected by Interior Health in 2018. We have enjoyed delivering another successful project together.
To read more about RIH and to see some testimonials, please click here.