Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Information Centre
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital is a full-service family-centred community hospital located in Strathroy Ontario.
Serving a population of 35,000 with 54 acute care beds and a full range of outpatient services, Strathroy Hospital provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and ambulatory services, as well as both primary and secondary care.
As part of the hospital’s revitalization program a need for an Information Centre in the main lobby of the hospital was identified. The centre had to be able to address the following needs:
- Accommodate current and future technology for a way finding system and hospital directory.
- Meet infection control standards.
- Be adaptable to a wide range of volunteers who would man the centre, some with disabilities.
- Accommodate an independent heating system separate from the rest of the public lobby.
Traditionally these types of centres are built using office furniture, millwork or traditional 2 x 4 & drywall construction. These methods are either not robust enough (furniture) to meet the needs or not able to adapt to future change.
The Hospital turned to Verto360 and DIRTT to help design and build an information centre that met both the current needs and was adaptable to future needs and technologies.
Working with the Architect and the hospital staff, the design went through numerous iterations and changes over a period of 18 months.
The final outcome is an Information Centre that will serve the hospital well for many years to come and adapt to change over time.
Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc.
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