Saskatchewan Health Authority
The new SHNB is a 284-bed provincial psychiatric facility that replaces the former 156 bed hospital. The facility includes 188 psychiatric rehabilitation beds and a 96-room secure wing for offenders living with mental health issues. The new hospital accepted its first patients in November 2018 and was officially opened on March 8, 2019. The hospital offers a range of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with mental health concerns. This includes acute care for patients in crisis, rehabilitation, and recovery programs, as well as specialized treatment for individuals with complex mental health needs.
The hospital's facilities include modern, well-equipped patient care areas, therapy rooms, recreational spaces, and a beautiful outdoor area with walking paths and gardens. The hospital is committed to creating a supportive, compassionate, and safe environment that promotes healing and recovery for all patients.
The primary structure is comprised of structural steel framing using composite beam design working with the concrete floor on metal deck structure. Structural steel was chosen as the primary structural material due to the relatively remote location of the project taking advantage of the fast erection and the strengths of the local construction trades.
* This structural design was led by Brian van Bussel while with a previous employer.
1 Jersey Street, North Battleford, SK, Canada