Halifax Health Medical Center’s new 180-bed France Tower and emergency department features all private patient rooms, increased family space including a family resource area, and four times the space for emergency services. The emergency department has 107 treatment rooms, including 96 modular rooms to meet varying patient demand and needs; eight are dedicated psychiatric rooms and three are designated trauma resuscitation rooms.
The new two-story central plant was completed first so it could serve the patient tower/emergency department throughout construction. Constructed using a cast-in-place reinforced concrete beam-and-slab system, the building is clad with exterior insulation and finish systems (IEFS), a synthetic stucco that acts as a rain barrier. The plant features aluminum louvers that are resistant to projectiles and wind-driven rain. An acoustical block reduces the noise level.