Cancer is a disease that will affect 1 in 2 of us in our lifetime – but thanks to advances in modern medicine, a cancer diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was.
That’s why Belroc was so proud to be involved in the expansion project for the ground-breaking new cancer treatment centre located at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
Opened in October 2020, the Ron and Nancy Clark Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies Unit specializes in the treatment of blood cancers. The new facility has significantly increased capacity for patients requiring stem cell transplants and T-Cell therapy to treat their illness.
Additionally, the unit creates new capacity to expand and advance HHS’ roles within teaching and research that are part of the hospital’s Complex Malignant Hematology service. The expanded unit features:
- State-of-the-art design for a healing environment
- 15 new inpatient rooms
- 5 new outpatient bays
- Expanded laboratory and pharmacy space
- Two lounge areas for family and friends, both equipped with kitchens
Delivering the highest standard of seamless integrated quality care is of paramount importance to support this specialized patient population. The collaborative care model in which highly trained clinical teams work together with allied health providers (including social workers, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians and others) has been expanded to ensure all aspects of care are addressed for each patient.
Belroc was engaged by general contractors Harbridge & Cross Ltd to provide a range of Division 10 specialties for this project. We worked closely with the team to deliver tailored solutions for patient privacy that maximize comfort and dignity for service users while optimizing convenience for clinical staff, supplying a range of cubicle curtains, shower curtains and track.
Infection control is of paramount importance in cancer facilities due to the immunosuppressant nature of many cancer treatments. We were pleased to support the unit in the development of ultra-hygienic interiors equipped with wall protection sheeting, corner guards, wall guards and chair rail to make disinfection a breeze, while also protecting the stylish and uplifting interiors from everyday wear and tear.
*Image courtesy of Canadian Architect