Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
290,625 ft² | 27,000 m² | 107 Beds
Royal Inland Hospital is a 254-bed tertiary acute care hospital located in Kamloops, British Columbia. It is the only tertiary acute care facility in the Thompson Cariboo Shuswap area, and it is one of only two tertiary care centers in Interior Health. As the primary referral center for the area, it offers a broad range of medical and surgical services.
Phase 1 of Royal Inland Hospital’s $417 million Patient Tower Expansion project involved the construction of a new attached nine-story, 290,625 ft² / 27,000 m² / 107 bed patient care tower. The new tower brought together programs that were previously dispersed throughout the hospital into one convenient location. It also included a new emergency entrance, rooftop helipad, operating room, surgical services suite, respiratory therapy services, mental-health and substance-use inpatient unit, child and adolescent mental-health services and obstetrical services, including labour and delivery and a neonatal intensive care unit.
HCR was contracted by both ProjectCo, (EllisDon) and the Health Authority (Interior Health) to assist with this project. HCR performed the installation of Owner Purchased / Owner Installed items for EllisDon and provided Asset Move Planning, Physical Relocation of Assets, Patient Transfer Planning & Patient Transfer Coordination services to Interior Health.
HCR completed the new equipment installations over two separate deployments in late 2021. The first was completed over twenty-five consecutive days between late November 2021 to late December 2021 and the second was completed over twelve days in January 2022. During this time HCR staff received, assembled and placed/installed over 10,000 items throughout the new tower in preparation for occupancy.
Once ready for occupancy, HCR returned to complete the relocation of all assets and patients that were transferred from various areas of the existing hospital into the new tower. Following a detailed custom move plan and sequence developed by HCR, the move was completed over 7 consecutive days in mid July 2022. The relocation of existing assets and the patient transfer was completed on Sunday, July 17, with approximately 70 patients safely transferred to the new tower over 4 hours.