The revitalized CIBC Just For Kids walk-in clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto is a dynamic new space that captures the imagination of children with interactive art installations.
The intent was to construct a more playful, child-friendly environment within the existing surgical recovery, inpatient and clinic spaces. Architects, artists and fabricators all collaborated to create a stress-free zone, where discovery and play can take place, improving the experience for children and families visiting the clinic.
Re-imagined areas include the pediatric walk-in clinic (reception/waiting, examination spaces and support space); a six-bed surgical day unit for pre- and post-operative care; four new examination rooms supporting the existing pediatric inpatient clinic, and a series of small renovations to make the child and adolescent mental health space more closely tailored to its users.
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