In the new emergency department — triple the size of the old one — local company NGX Interactive created a virtual aquarium designed to soothe spirits and banish the boredom that patients typically experience in waiting rooms. Through physical gestures, children can interact with animated marine creatures like turtles, starfish, stingrays, dolphins, tropical fish, shellfish and orcas, all in their underwater habitats.
Hannah Cho, a member of the NGX group that created the aquarium, said the installation was the result of a collaboration with the Vancouver Aquarium.
The oncology procedure room, where children will undergo interventions like bone marrow aspiration, offers patients a spacewalk journey to take their minds off their treatment The hospital partnered with H.R. MacMillan Space Centre on the designs. Read more