Partners, not patients
First-in-class family centred care
Unprecedented population growth and an increase in chronic illness calls for expanded healthcare facilities. Health officials in Alberta recognized that an aging population and shortage of healthcare resources required a centre that would provide residents with healthcare, wellness education and research services.
Projecting 800,000 outpatient visits each year, planning was needed to execute a design that would support care concepts of chronic disease management, elder care, and family centred care.
Today, our design for the South Health Campus is impacting Albertans; while providing users with access to numerous specialized services our design serves to give individuals, families and healthcare practitioners a sanctuary for healing. Inspired by the prairie landscape, the facility uses a mosaic of colours to symbolize harmony.
I’ve heard directly from people who have been treated in the facility about how quiet, warm and friendly a place it is, and how it helped them in their healing process.