Healthcare + Life Sciences

North York General Hospital - Reactivation Care Centre, Finch Site

  • PROJECT NAME: Reactivation Care Centre, Finch Site
  • CONTRACT VALUE: Confidential
  • PROJECT SIZE: 130,000 sq. ft.
  • DURATION: 30 months
  • OWNER: North York General Hospital
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Construction Management

North York General Hospital (NYGH) engaged Compass as the Construction Manager for its new Reactivation Care Centre (RCC) at the hospital’s Finch site. Without access to Reactivation Care Centre beds, the current model sees patients requiring Alternate Levels of Care (ALC) remaining admitted within hospital in a care environment not suited to their needs and occupying beds otherwise tailored to incoming patients requiring more acute, short-term care.

This complete renovation of 130,000 sq. ft. over 4 inpatient units brings 120 new patient beds to support those transitioning from hospital to the community and home.

Seeing that project delivery took place during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Compass, NYGH and our sub-contracting building partners successfully worked through various logistical, supply chain and labour shortage challenges.

Inpatient units include bright private and semi-private rooms, large family waiting lounges, dedicated space for recreational therapy, and spacious washrooms. Each unit also includes a nursing station, medical room, clean supply room, soiled utility rooms, report room, 3-pc washroom, dining and activity room, stretcher and wheelchairs alcoves, food prep pantry and various staff facilities.

These new units required some enhanced technology, including enhanced integrated nurse call and patient monitoring systems. The scope also including substantial upgrades to base building systems including life safety, lighting, and ventilation. Furniture, fixtures, and finishes were upgraded to enhance the look and feel of the units.

All new mechanical and electrical systems and associated structural work included boilers, chillers, air handling units, cooling tower, fuel tank, emergency generator and a sub-station.

The NYGH team was able to successfully facilitate a phased move-in of staff and patients, allowing the facility to open sooner. This RCC provides an expanded level of support and services available to ALC clients.