RON JOYCE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, ONTARIO
Creating a healing environment for children to thrive during treatment
Ron Joyce Children’s Health Care Centre is a unique, purpose-built facility that seeks to provide a new experience for patient and family-centred care, while minimizing the environmental footprint on the surrounding community. It is the only centre of its kind in Canada to offer the breadth and combination of services for children, youth and their families – many of whom are dealing with lifelong cognitive, behavioral, or physical issues.
This centre is more than just a building it is a space connecting children and youth to an environment where they can thrive during treatment. This facility is transforming care for the community. The Ron Joyce Children’s Hospital hosts a variety of programs and health care teams are in one building, allowing everyone to work together to provide the best care possible. Each element, including the lighting, were designed to provide an engaging environment for children, in turn creating spaces that support the healing process .
Located on Wellington Street in Hamilton, Ontario, the Centre is fully accessible and includes an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space.
Programs at this site, include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Program
- Child and Youth Mental Health Program
- Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
Incredible that this health care centre, built on an industrial brownfield site, has become a catalyst for urban regeneration in this re-emerging Hamilton neighbourhood, transforming it into a place that enables dreams and transforms children’s futures.
Completed on time and on budget, with an aggressive schedule of 17½ months from start, construction, commissioning and close-out, the project exceeded its sustainability target and achieved LEED Gold.