We’re not just building a new Patient Care Tower. We’ve looked at our entire hospital site. Renovations and enhancements to existing spaces will soon be underway. Our commitment to patient and family-centered care has been at the forefront of our decisions. We have the equipment and staff in place to provide world-class care in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap region – right here at RIH. We have the plans, the leadership, and the will to make it happen.
Together, that’s what we’re building: A world-class hospital. For you and those you care about.
Mothers and families will have access to new, spacious rooms, during both labour and post-partum. A private space to be with their babies and loved ones where they can create new memories together. In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the environment will be more attuned to the special emotional and psychosocial needs of our youngest, most fragile patients and families in crisis. Our new, expanded and enhanced nursery will include private rooms where parents can stay close to their baby around the clock. Additionally, the Pediatric Department will be relocated in close proximity to the consolidated Maternal and Child Health Programs.
With your help, inpatient Mental Health & Substance Use facilities will be transformed into warm, calming environments in the new tower. Places where patients can receive care in the modern spaces they deserve. The new 30-bed adult unit will include safe, private rooms for every patient with common areas and access to an outdoor patio – all conducive to healing and recovery. The Child & Adolescent Mental Health Unit will also be located in the new tower, where young patients can access the services they need to heal and grow.
Outstanding emergency, trauma and surgical care is critical for our region. The RIH Patient Care Tower will include a new Surgical Floor with 13 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 26 new recovery bays. And, an expanded Emergency Department will be nearly doubled in size to meet the growing needs in our community. Supplementing the new Surgical Floor and existing Intensive Care Unit, an entire floor in the tower is dedicated to new Trauma, Neuroscience and Stroke units.
We stand in solidarity with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community – and all indigenous people of Canada. In the spirit of healing and reconciliation, every child matters.