Improved patient and family experience is coming to Critical Care at the new St. Paul’s Hospital.
Located on the third floor of the new hospital, Critical Care units provide treatment to patients who are the most critically ill. At the new hospital, patients will have their own room to improve infection control and provide patients and families with a more comfortable experience. Each room includes a private bathroom and furniture for family to stay overnight at the patient’s bedside and provide support.
The new St. Paul’s Hospital will have 54 per cent more critical care capacity, with a total of 55 patient rooms. There will also be an additional patient room designed for simulation training, but it could be used for an actual patient if necessary.
These larger, flexible rooms will allow teams to care for any patient in any room and bring any necessary care to the patient. If a patient’s condition changes, they will no longer need to be transferred to other areas of Critical Care. Instead, patients and families can remain in the same room in a familiar environment as the team or equipment around them changes. Patients will get the right care from the right provider, in the right place.
Critical Care units will also include:
- Larger family lounge with a kitchen
- Family rooms
- Respite rooms
- An outdoor patient garden with medical gas hookups
What are mock rooms? Mock rooms are life-size model mock-ups of key spaces in the new St. Paul’s Hospital. They are used to fine-tune designs and catch any issues before the hospital is built. Designs are subject to change. Want to watch more mock room tours? Click here.