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Suite 400
Barrie, ON L4M 6C1
(705) 737-3530
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Norm & Jessie Dysart Radiation Facility
Peterborough, Ontario

Salter Pilon Architecture and Lett Architects were recently selected as the Vendor of Record Architects for the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC).  The firms have worked on a series of minor interior renovations as well as the master planning for the site.  Recently opened at the site was the Norm and Jessie Dysart Radiation Facility.  For this project, an existing modular steel radiation bunker and clinical space has been relocated from the Ottawa General Hospital to the PRHC site.  The linear accelerator came from Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and took about 400 hours to install, followed by about five months of testing and calibration.  Working together with the owner, we redesigned the 4,000 square foot interior layout, including millwork, to suit the PRHC program requirements and their future plans for the addition of a second bunker.  The existing bunker/clinical space, which was a stand alone facility, is now attached to the main hospital through a glazed link.   The exterior of the relocated bunker has be removed and recladed with a mix of architectural masonry, metal siding and EIFS.  Hundreds of cancer patients in the Peterborough area will now benefit from the radiation bunker being installed so close to home.