Kamloops is a city known for year-round adventure, culture, a supportive community and a healthy lifestyle. It’s also home to a brand new and state-of-the-art Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital set to open its doors in summer 2022.
The tower will include the latest technology for physicians, employees and patients to provide the best in patient care. This expansion brings a broad range of job opportunities including high acuity and specialty positions that a tertiary hospital provides while serving a large and diverse population.
The new hospital tower was designed from a patient-centred and elder-friendly perspective, with extensive input from hospital staff, physicians, and stakeholders, Thompson Regional Hospital District, the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, and the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc.
“The next couple of years at Royal Inland Hospital are going to be truly miraculous. Adding on the new surgical tower, with private rooms, much more patient-centred opportunities for care, the team at fingertips for patients, physicians, nurses, allied health, lab, x-ray, pharmacy, you name it, all working with the highest technology to be fast, efficient and safe. The quality of care for the patients is going to be exceptional.”
-Mandy, Regional Practice Leader of Allied Health at Royal Inland Hospital
The expansion to Royal Inland Hospital includes the latest health-care technology, featuring a rooftop helipad for emergencies, single-patient rooms to enhance patient privacy and infection prevention. This modern design provides overall bigger spaces for patients, staff, physicians, and families.
In addition to technological efficiencies, the hospital will provide inclusive spaces for staff and patients alike. Under the guidance of an Aboriginal Patient Navigator, the hospital’s sacred space allows patients of all cultures and backgrounds a safe space to practice their customs they associate with health and healing.
“What I love about my work is the cultural agility that we experience and the curiosity around culture and spiritual care.”
-Debra, Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) at Royal Inland Hospital
Kamloops is a short drive to world class skiing and is home to those who enjoy a healthy lifestyle in the outdoors with access to hiking and mountain biking trails surrounded by more than 100 lakes for fishing and water sports.
“There aren’t too many places on earth wherein April you can be up snowboarding powder and then come down in the afternoon mountain biking right here in town.”
– Tom, Registered Nurse in Intensive Care at Royal Inland Hospital
“Being in Kamloops there is a certain sense of community that can only be afforded by living in a city like this. It’s an amazing place to be. I’ve been offered so many great opportunities in this hospital and there is so much support mentorship and support.”
– Noah, Critical Care Registered Nurse at Royal Inland Hospital
If you’re a health-care professional or just exploring health-care education opportunities, the Patient Care Tower at Royal Inland Hospital could be the next move in your medical career. Embark on your next career journey and apply at Interior Health today.