Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is a designated Acute Care hospital with 345 hospital beds and over 20 long-term care beds. It is the primary care facility for the communities of Bowser, Cedar, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach and the designated regional referral hospital for communities north of Victoria, including Port Alberni, North Island, and the Island’s west coast.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s expansion project involved major upgrades to their ICU department, which was built in 1970 and outdated in both space and functionality. The new ICU is nearly triple the size of the previous one, featuring 12 single-patient rooms, overhead patient lifts with ceiling-mounted service booms, a medication room, a family consult room, a staff break room and a rest area. A new high-acuity unit was also created, to act as a transitional zone for patients who need critical care, but less monitoring than other ICU patients.
HCR was selected to provide a Gap Analysis, New Equipment Deployment and Move Execution services to Island Health in support of the project. This work was completed over two separate phases in 2023.
In the first phase HCR safely performed the deployment of new equipment from both external storage areas and internal shell space into their end locations within the new ICU. This work was completed over 2 days in early March 2023. Following this, HCR assisted Island Health with Move Planning by conducting a Gap Analysis of their existing transfer plan, and with the information gathered during this analysis, developed a custom Move Information Guide for staff to ensure they were informed and prepared for the move. HCR then returned to complete the second and final phase of the project, which involved the safe relocation of all reuse assets moving from the existing ICU, respiratory therapy, clinical areas, storage areas and office spaces into the new ICU. This work was completed over 4 consecutive days in late June 2023.