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Dawson Creek and District Hospital Medical Device Reprocessing Department Renovation

  • Client
    Northern Health Authority
  • Location
    Dawson Creek, BC
  • Completion


Thinkspace provided professional design and construction services for the Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) renovation at Dawson Creek and District Hospital. The department required complete renovations to meet CSA standards and improve process flow.

It was determined through Infection Control and Prevention Canada (IPAC) risk assessment that the MDRD did not meet the requirements for infection control and safety, which escalated the urgency for corrective measures in order to mitigate the impending risk to both staff and patients.

The intent of the multi-phased project was to provide a CSA Z314.0-13 compliant MDRD to accommodate the surgeries within the facility, and the sterilization processes required for equipment. Phasing, construction access, and detailed hoarding plans were developed to maintain the ongoing use of the department.

The MDRD project included the design of the new space while maintaining the dumb waiter and the storm water sump; the creation of efficiently organized space for the new sterilization equipment and carts; clean storage for sterile medical devices and supplies; sterile storage for equipment and supplies; the creation of an anteroom to minimize impact to air pressure required for the clean side; mechanical design to facilitate existing space; and electrical design to accommodate new equipment locations.