Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) provides secondary and specialized acute care for patients living in the South Okanagan referral area. PRH’s infrastructure was facing several challenges—challenges with over capacity issues and delivering safe, timely and effective patient care. Patient access and infectious control issues, as well as patient confidentiality and standard of visit was also a challenge. To mitigate these challenges, the Province announced a two-phased project for PRH.
Phase 1, completed in 2019, consisted of a new 281,700 sq. ft. six-storey (plus mechanical penthouse) patient care tower (named the David E. Kampe Tower), a campus-wide energy centre, and five-storey parking structure that provides 480 parking stalls. The David E. Kampe Tower, built to LEED Gold standards, is connected to the existing hospital on the first three levels. The new David E. Kampe Tower includes a new Main Entrance, Registration, an ambulatory care centre with MRI, satellite imaging, ortho clinic, nuclear medicine, cardio-diagnostics, neurology, surgical services centre, 84 medical/surgical inpatient beds in single patient rooms (each with its own washroom) a new medical device reprocessing unit, space for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine program, and a rooftop helipad.
Phase 2 involved the renovation of vacated areas in the existing hospital to allow for an expanded emergency department plus renovations to the pharmacy, stores, and support areas.