February 6, 2020

Project Blog – Humber River Hospital

There is a lot of talk about epidemics these days, with Coronavirus spreading through the world. In a world post-SARS epidemic, lots of people are on edge. Toronto was particularly hard hit, so with cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada, it’s no wonder people are nervous. Thankfully lessons were learned from SARS that make us much more equipped to deal with epidemics. You can see those lessons in action at Humber River Hospital – a project that CFMS was part of the team for, providing commissioning services.

Built with quarantine in mind, Humber River Hospital has 85 negative pressure quarantine rooms, and the large ambulance bay has a decontamination area, with it’s own water containment units, to further prevent contamination.

Read more from CBC: Inside the house that SARS built: How outbreak helped prepare Toronto hospital for coronavirus

Humber River Hospital is a major acute care hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a teaching hospital with emergency and intensive care services, maternity and other services. It is also North America’s first fully digital hospital, constructed on a block of approximately 30 acres in northwest Toronto.  LEED Gold Certified, HRH is an acute care facility with 656 patient beds. 

Read more:

CFMS Profile – Humber River Hospital

Global News – Toronto’s Humber River Hospital, opened in 2015, was designed with viral epidemic in mind

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