Angel is proud to have been a part of the new Patient Care Centre (PCC) at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.
The PCC is a Pebble Project for the Centre of Health Design. This unique international initiative is committed to using evidence-based research and bringing together like-minded healthcare professionals & executives, manufacturers & designers to improve the quality of care for patients and improve the work environment for staff.
Angel provided extensive ceiling lift coverage for the PCC.
- We installed track in 381 of 500 patient care rooms. If placed end to end, this track would extend 5.4 kilometers. Gantry coverage allows the ceiling lifts to be used in 43,046 square feet of the building.
- Tracking in patient rooms extends into the bathrooms, allowing staff to safely transfer patients to both the toilet and shower and providing patients with the privacy they deserve.
- Tracking was installed in therapy rooms to help therapists safely rehabilitate their patients through supported walking and standing activities.
- Tracking was also installed in 12 designated Bariatric Rooms engineered for patients weighing up to 800 lbs.
Angel worked with other project contractors to provide several innovative solutions in the planning and installation of this project.
- For example, the bathrooms for the Patient Care Centre were modular and built off site. We worked with the bathroom manufacturer to integrate ceiling lift track into the bathroom pods prior to their arrival on site. A first for Angel Accessibility Solutions!
- To address safety concerns in the Psychiatric Unit, Angel created lockable cupboards to store the ceiling lift motors. Another first for Angel Accessibility Solutions!
- Before ground was broken on the project, our Clinical Consultant, Erin Lee, provided tracking design and motor recommendations. As the project continued, Erin provided ongoing support with respect to slings and training information. Erin used peer reviewed research, as well as the results from her independent research on ceiling lift utilization, to make recommendations to project coordinators, purchasers, and musculoskeletal injury advisers.