Two new hospitals were built to benefit Vancouver Island patients living in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and the surrounding communities. New facilities were needed because each community had older hospitals requiring modernization. The 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay will comprise a total of 428,700 square feet while the 95-bed in Campbell River will comprise of a total of 348,000 square feet. Each hospital will have University of British Columbia academic teaching space.
Houle was responsible for the design assist, installation, integration, and commissioning for low voltage systems for both hospitals. Systems include access control, video surveillance, intrusion, panic, intercom, public address, real-time location system (RTLS), nurse call, and dementia monitoring. Most systems are required to integrate together to allow for triggering auxiliary alarms on additional systems to provide redundancy including connection to remote monitoring site.