New Oakville Hospital
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is has opened in December, 2015 at its new location at Dundas Street and Third Line.
Construction of the new Oakville hospital began in 2011. The previous Oakville-Trafalgar hospital with no more room to grow or change and an infrastructure approached 60 years old is scheduled to close and those lands scheduled to be redeveloped.
The new Oakville hospital site used to be an undeveloped parcel on the north side of Dundas Road at Third Line. The new hospital will feature all of the modern infrastructure of an advanced medical facility.
An inpatient tower will allow for the efficient planning and operation of acute inpatient beds while longer stay inpatient accommodations will be accommodated in a separate wing or block at grade level where patients who are in the hospital for longer periods can have access to outdoor space and views into private courtyard areas.
Bike paths, sidewalks and extensive landscaping near Dundas and Third Line will provide a distinct community identity. The site will be accessible by car, bus, bike and walking.
The hospital was built using new "green"standards to better protect occupant health, use energy, water and other resources more efficiently and reduce the overall impact on the environment.
In addition to the full medical range of services, a cancer clinic is planned that will provide assessment, teaching, counseling, chemotherapy administration, blood transfusions and procedures for oncology patients, but not radiation treatment as that is already being offered at a different location.
Some of the latest benefits of the new Oakville Hospital will include
- A significant increase in the number of private patient rooms (80% will be private)
- Well designed waiting space
- Simple circulation and wayfinding systems and travel distances that are as short as possible.
- Appropriately sized parking in a combination of ground-level and tiered parking structures close to the main hospital entrances
- Family amenities include family rooms, lounges, shower facilities, kitchenettes, retail services, etc.
- Patient rooms designed to consider privacy, sleeping areas for family to remain overnight, light dimming capability, plenty of natural light...