The Salter Pilon Architecture team has extensive hospital and long-term care design experience with numerous projects. Our work has included all aspects of Master Planning and Business Case Development, as well as the submission processes for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Capital Planning.
Our Team has a strong repertoire of complex acute care projects. We are familiar with the differences between urban healthcare facilities and regional centres, which service not only their immediate communities, but also the broader area around them. We believe that Sustainable Healthcare can be measured through value analysis, energy conservation and planning for future flexibility to accommodate changes in the provision of care and/or program expansion. This is part of a larger program to promote the sustainability of our health care system. Sustainability considers not only the direct capital projects in the built environment, but also indirectly the on-going services delivered in these buildings.
In 1985 we began work on our first long-term care project, the 105 bed redevelopment of Georgian Manor Home for the Aged in Penetanguishene. Breaking into long-term care design was by no means simple. From that initial tentative beginning, we have been involved with over 20 long-term care projects, which provide in excess of 2600 long-term care beds and approximately 350 supportive/independent lifestyle units. Our experience has taught us to think like seniors, to act like staff and above all to care.