Join Janice Vandevooren, Director of Forensic Psychiatry and Cameron Shantz, Principal Parkin Architects Limited, as they tour you through the new Southwest Centre, talking about the innovations and ideas behind the design and what it means for patient care and recovery.
Part 1: Introduction/Overview
Janice and Cameron give an overview of the facility and introduce the purpose and intent for spaces in each of the three areas of the facility; the downtown, neighbourhood and house.
Part 2: The Downtown (View on YouTube)
Janice and Cameron tour through spaces in the 'downtown' area of the facility; the chapel, gym and library, spaces that encourage social interaction and community.
Janice and Cameron tour through spaces in the 'neighbourhood' area of the facility; skill building kitchens, education rooms and group therapy rooms, all helping to promote meaningful activity, education and skill building.
Part 4: The House (View on YouTube)
Janice and Cameron tour through the 'house'; the patient care area, complete with private rooms for patients, nutrition stations and a relaxation room, all helping to provide spaces for patients where privacy and dignity are valued.