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  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Close up of front entrance from circular driveway.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Close up of front entrance from side sidewalk.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Common area separated from corridor by large willow tree window screens inset into walls.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Small tables and chairs in common area.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Common area separated from corridor by large maple leaf window screens inset into walls.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Armchairs in front of fireplace in central area.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Corner of corridor to acute care or emergency with large wall image of grain elevator.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Back of facility with landscaped grounds, sidewalks, and gazebo.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Back of facility with landscaped grounds, sidewalks, and gazebo.
  • Biggar Integrated Health Centre. Back entrance with landscaping.

Biggar Integrated Health Centre

Biggar, Saskatchewan
Photographs by Leif Norman (leifnorman.net)

A new 4,450 sq.m. (55,000 sq.ft.) 54-bed, long-term care facility to replace the existing Diamond Lodge and a 300 sq.m. (3000 sq.ft.) hospital renovation. The long-term care wing is divided into 13 to 14-bed household configurations and integrated with the existing hospital.

The Biggar Integrated Health Centre combines long-term care and acute care in an effort to create sustainable care in smaller rural communities. Staffing is fully integrated between acute and long-term care with shared housekeeping, laundry, dietary services, maintenance and administration, creating efficiencies for ongoing operations. Added benefits include providing support for seniors within their home community, attracting industry due to available medical resources and attracting medical professionals with an innovative medical facility to practice in.

Construction was completed in 2015.