healthcare

hospital staffing

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

B.C. begins bringing hospital staffing back in-house

B.C. says the move is an attempt to improve wages and work environments and make frontline work more desirable.
long-term care

REMI Network

Scarce data in long-term care homes may hinder reform

A significant lack of socio-demographic data in long-term care homes could hinder the development of new standards and programs meant to improve elder care in Canada.
YourHere

REMI Network

Supporting patient networks with digital signage

Better patient experiences result in stronger healthcare outcomes. However, enhancing these experiences means making the healthcare journey as efficient and stress-free as possible for both
Nova Scotia

REMI Network

Nova Scotia gets funding for healthcare and LTC facilities 

New funding will help renovate and rehabilitate 40 healthcare and long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia to improve patient and staff safety.
ventilation standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE updates healthcare facility ventilation standard

The 2021 edition delivers critical guidance for designers and operators of these frontline facilities and incorporates 17 changes to the standard.
IEHA

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

IEHA renews focus on healthcare and hospitality

IEHA has announced an updated brand identity, including a new name and logo, to reflect its role in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
Ontario Nurses' Association

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario Nurses’ Association urges province on airborne transmission

The Ontario Nurses' Association says the province has failed to act "despite persistent infection and consensus on aerosol transmission."
long-term care

REMI Network

Ontario invests extra $761-mil into long-term care

The investment comes from the province's new funding model that helps accelerate the construction of urgently needed long-term care projects.
healthcare floors

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Disinfection of healthcare floors more important than ever

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its stance on healthcare facilities and the care of their floors.
Hospital-grade disinfectant covid

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

EPA issues advisory on disinfectant claims

An EPA advisory notes some disinfectant products include unapproved claims regarding SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Ontario long-term care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of A, AHS to create 3D-printed face shields

University of Alberta faculty and staff are working with Alberta Health Services to create thousands of 3D-printed face "shields" for use in the province's hospitals.
Q4 cap rate trends

Construction Business

Ontario investing in St. Joseph’s Health Centre

The Ontario government is investing up to $5 million to fund early planning for the redevelopment of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.
broadway site

Construction Business

Calgary mental health centre breaks ground

A new Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health has broken ground in the northwest community of Hounsfield Heights in Calgary.
Neil Ritchie Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care appoints executive director

Neil Ritchie has led the Green Health Leaders Initiative for the coalition which focused on enabling health executives, physician leaders and board members to become better environmental stewards.
ASHRAE Legionella standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Collaboration brings new approach to Legionella detection

Leading Legionella companies partner to eliminate Legionnaires’ outbreaks through strategic partnership.
urgent care

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in hospital upgrades and repairs

The Ontario government is investing $175 million in upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 128 hospitals across the province.
healthcare retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

The Realities of Healthcare Retrofits

In healthcare, patient comfort, staff schedules, health and safety standards, and critical equipment needs demand a tailored approach to every retrofit.