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We always put people first, this involves providing our staff, physicians, patients, clients and residents with access to custom-built or renovated buildings that support delivery of care and promote wellness.

With the help of our many partners, we are continually expanding and improving our hospitals and care facilities. And all across our health authority, this investment in infrastructure helps meet our goals of providing the best care and promoting better health for our communities. It also has positive outcomes like increased workplace efficiency and decreased wait times and congestion.



Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment Project - Phase 3 Acute Care FacilityLions Gate Hospital Redevelopment Project - Phase 3 Acute Care Facility<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><span style="color:#f15d3f;font-size:22px;">Building for the future</span></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Building the new acute care facility at Lions Gate Hospital is about transforming the future of care.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The new acute care facility will replace aging infrastructure and incorporate innovations that will enable us to deliver the highest quality care possible. It will be a healing environment with more access to daylight, views of nature, quiet spaces and single-patient rooms.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The patient-centred design will improve the experiences of our patients and their families.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The design will also recognize the benefits of a better working environment for the health and well-being of our physicians, nurses and staff. It will have larger clinical spaces to better accommodate care teams, departments and program areas will be designed to maximize efficiency and flexible spaces will help us meet the future needs of a growing and aging population.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Incorporating advanced technology and equipment means we'll also be able to care for patients beyond the number of beds and walls of the new building. It will serve the entire North Shore, but also act as the hub for services that will reach out across the Sea-to-Sky corridor, the surrounding First Nations communities, out to the Sunshine Coast, up to Powell River and to the communities of Bella Bella and Bella Coola on the Central Coast.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">On January 17, the <a href="" target="_blank">Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) Foundation</a> announced that it had not only reached, but exceeded its goal to raise $100 million for the new acute care facility. This was the largest campaign ever taken on by the LGH Foundation and $100,337,740 was raised in less than two years. Since the project to replace the existing nearly 60-year-old acute care facility was launched in February 2017, more than 6,418 donors have supported the initiative with gifts ranging from $25 to $25 million.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">“I would like to thank the outstanding generosity of our LGH Foundation donors for this project and the many others that support our vision to transform the future of care," said Karin Olson, chief operating officer, VCH Coastal Community of Care. “The new, patient-centred acute care facility will feature innovations and technology that will allow us to care for patients beyond the number of beds and walls of the building."<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Power for today and tomorrow</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The power plant, originally built in 1961, on the LGH Campus must be replaced before construction on the new acute care facility begins. The new power plant will be located underground and is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2019. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The new power plant will contain all new equipment for the steam and hot water generation, along with all the major mechanical, electrical, medical gas, water and other systems for the LGH campus.  This new, replacement facility is vital to the ongoing functioning of the campus and essential to providing safe, uninterrupted patient care. <br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Community support</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">This project has received generous support from <a href="" target="_blank">Lions Gate Hospital Foundation </a> donors. The new acute care facility will be named after North Shore businessman and philanthropist Paul Myers, who donated $25 million to the Foundation's $100-million campaign.<br></p><p><br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/LGH-redev-render.JPG?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Richmond Acute Care Tower Redevelopment ProjectRichmond Acute Care Tower Redevelopment Project<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">In March 2018 the Ministry of Health approved VCH-Richmond's Acute Care Tower Redevelopment concept plan. The new Acute Care Tower (ACT) will be built on the current site where the Rotunda and Park Centre buildings are located. Planning for the Acute Care Tower is underway and includes ongoing consultation with staff, physicians, and other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Current work is focused on the development of a Business Plan, the first step of which includes a clinical service plan (clinical operations) and functional program (space requirements) to help determine design elements of the new facility.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">This new eight-floor, Acute Care Tower will add more beds and replace the current out-dated North Tower at Richmond Hospital. Once completed, the new ACT will support patients through best-practice designed single-occupancy rooms, a state-of-the-art perioperative suite and new Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD).  An innovative, collaborative planning approach will ensure high quality care and services meet the future needs of patients and their families.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Project Update Bulletins<br></h2><ul style="margin-bottom:1rem;color:#212529;font-size:15px;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1868" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />March 2019 - Integrating technology</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1869" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />January/February 2019 - Innovative, exceptional design</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1867" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />November 2018 - Multi-disciplinary approach to planning</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1720" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />October 2018 - Consultation informs high level design for new Acute Care Tower</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1697" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />September 2018 –  Business plan preparation progresses</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1695" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />August 2018 – Planning workshop considers 7 Flows of Medicine</a></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1696" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />July 2018 – Consultation for New Acute Care Tower Requirements</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1694" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />June 2018 – New Acute Care Tower Planning Underway</a></p></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Project Leadership<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Leaders for the new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital engage other clinical and administrative representatives across Richmond Community of Care. These leaders include:</p><ul style="margin-bottom:1rem;color:#212529;font-size:15px;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Paul Becker - Chief Facilities Management Officer & Executive CPO, Lower Mainland Facilities Management (LMFM)</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Richard Dillon - Director, Richmond Hospital (RH) Redevelopment Project</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Noor Esmail - Chief Project Officer and Executive Director, LMFM</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Shelley Moen - Director, Capital Services Branch, Ministry of Health</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Natalie Meixner - President & Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Hospital Foundation</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Susan Luckey - Associate Director, VCH Capital Planning</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Gail Malenstyn - Director, Medical Administration and Surgery, RH</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Cathy Massey - Director, Health Facilities Space and Equipment Planning, LMFM</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Alfonso Cuyegkeng  - Operational Planning Lead, RH<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Martine Janicki, Senior Clinical Facilities Planner, LMFM<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Isher Deol – Project Coordinator<br></p></li></ul><img alt="Rendering of Richmond Hospital Redevelopment" src="/PublishingImages/Richmond-acute-care-tower-redevelopment-project.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Pearson Dogwood RedevelopmentPearson Dogwood Redevelopment<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment Project will address high priority health care needs through the redevelopment of two older residential care facilities, George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge.  It will also bring together a number of community programs serving South Vancouver to support local residents with a full range of health services and supports.  <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">VCH is working closely with the development partner, Onni Group, to create a community that:</p><div><ul><li>Is welcoming and accessible for all<br></li><li>Offers services and supports for people with complex physical disabilities and other health challenges<br></li><li>Provides housing options to maximize independent living in the community<br></li></ul></div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Pearson Dogwood project components</h2><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">George Pearson Centre Redevelopment</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">We will replace this outdated facility with homes that enable residents to live as independently as they choose in an inclusive community designed to meet their needs. This includes creating new housing units with supports, integrated into the market residential towers. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=14137f7d-f34b-47fd-b11e-b6a21d3c27d8" target="_blank">Learn more about the details of the George Pearson Centre redevelopment.</a> </p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Dogwood Complex Residential Care Redevelopment</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The current Dogwood Lodge will be replaced with a new residential care home for people with complex needs. The homelike design will include a total of 150 residential care beds, including 28 beds for special care, and will ensure flexibility of care for people with different health challenges, such as those requiring ventilator/tracheotomy care and those with palliative or end of life needs. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=a4fde388-ff91-4113-a497-d4ebc1cb05c9" target="_blank">Learn more about the details of the Dogwood Complex Residential Care redevelopment.</a></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Adult Day Program</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=41a7bc41-573c-4165-83a3-25cde6604467" target="_blank">A new Adult Day Program</a> will be located within the new Dogwood Complex Care Residential Care Home and will aim to provide services for up to 25 individuals per day. This specially designed centre enables individuals with dementia, acquired brain injury, and stroke to remain living at home, with access to a range of health services, social stimulation, and therapeutic recreational programs. <br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Integrated Community Health Centre</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=948b4258-7b0e-4eee-9c16-4c1e19df1bf7" target="_blank">A new Integrated Community Health Centre</a> will bring together a wide range of health services and supports, based in one location and provided by a multidisciplinary team of health service providers, working in the clinic and in the community. This includes the relocation of the current South Community Health Centre, the South Mental Health Unit, and community rehabilitation resources and other supports.</p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Therapeutic Pool</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The existing Stan Stronge Pool will be replaced with a new accessible, warm-water pool facility that provides specialized therapy and rehabilitation services to people with significant disabilities and frailties. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=c5abaf2c-9692-4559-9b35-d86421c53657" target="_blank">Learn more details about the Therapeutic Pool.</a><br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Pearson Dogwood project bulletins<br></h2><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1772" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - December 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1592" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - June 19, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1508" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1508" target="_blank" style="background-color:#ffffff;">Pearson Dogwood project update - March 1, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1375" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - November 21, 2017</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1166" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - July 25, 2017</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1145" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - July 2017</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-718" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - February 2017</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-701" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood project update - January 2017</a></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Pearson Dogwood project documents</h2><div><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-577" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment Consensus Document - Proposal for Housing and Support </a></div><div><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-575" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood Policy Statement</a><br></div><div><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1770" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson Dogwood Resident Engagement Final Report - June 2017</a><br></div><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Pearson%20Plaza.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Residential Care RejuvenationResidential Care Rejuvenation<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for eight new and expanded residential care facilities, providing 943 beds across the health authority, including 225 net additional beds. The agreements are part of a $40 million, 10-year strategy that will see a significant number of the region's residential care facilities rebuilt. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">VCH, like many health authorities, is planning ahead to meet the complex residential care needs of people living in our region who can no longer live safely at home with support.  The Residential Care Rejuvenation initiative is the biggest improvement of residential care facilities in VCH in the past 50 years and is designed to enhance the quality of life for residents. All of the rooms will be private, with ensuite washrooms. This will give residents more privacy and ensure best practices for infection control. Spaces will be brighter and hallways wider to better accommodate wheelchairs. Special care units will provide the safety and security required for residents with advanced dementia and challenging behaviours. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">A long-term goal of the project is to provide more flexibility in terms of placing residents closer to their home community, since beds will be better distributed based on community needs. The number of direct care hours that residents receive from staff will also be increased under the terms of these agreements.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Signed agreements include the following new and expanded facilities (click on the photos below to view larger images):<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"> <img src="/PublishingImages/Resdiential-Care-North-Van.jpg?RenditionID=1" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" /> <img src="/PublishingImages/Fraserview%20Main%20Entrance_Richmond_June%202016.png?RenditionID=1" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" /> <img src="/PublishingImages/Residential-Care-Richmond.jpg?RenditionID=1" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" /> <img src="/PublishingImages/Residential-care-Sechelt.jpg?RenditionID=1" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" /> <br> </p><div><div><h4 class="phsa-rteElement-Header4"></h4><p></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Details and Timelines </h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><em>Updated </em><em>November 2018</em></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Vancouver facilities</h3><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Point Grey Private Hospital – 58 beds (plus 26 private beds). Expansion of existing building. Completion scheduled for late 2019.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Casa Mia Care Centre (the Care Group) – 58 beds (plus 29 private beds). An addition will be added to the iconic Casa Mia mansion. The 1930s Spanish revival mansion will be preserved, with an addition for residents connected to the main house. Completion, is scheduled for early 2022.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">German Canadian Care Home – 150 beds (plus 10 private pay beds). Existing facility will be rebuilt and expanded. Completion scheduled for late 2022.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Villa Cathay Care Home – 192 beds (plus 32 private pay beds). Existing care home to be rebuilt and expanded.  Completion scheduled for late 2020.</p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Richmond facilities</h3><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Hamilton Village Care Centre – 135 beds. New facility in East Richmond. Completion, scheduled for early 2020.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Fraserview – 75 beds. Replacement and expansion of existing building in South Richmond. Construction is underway with completion scheduled for mid 2020.</p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">North Shore facilities<br></h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Creekstone Care Centre – 150 beds (plus 30 private beds). New facility on lower Mountain Highway. Completion,  is scheduled for mid 2020.</p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Sechelt facilities<br></h3><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Silverstone Care Centre – 125 beds (plus 3 private beds). New location under negotiation. Completion timeline to be developed closer to construction.</p></li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Updates</p></li><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">shíshálh Nation and Trellis exploring <a href="">new site for residential care home on Sechelt lands</a><br></p></li></ul></ul></ul><p></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">About residential care<br></h2></div><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=92d4dffd-57f0-4295-a134-f81afddf24ce">Residential care services</a> include 24/7 nursing care and support to individuals who can no longer live safely at home with supports. Facilities are licensed and regularly inspected by <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ca8a5cf1-6422-448a-9b01-d783df0dbcad&TermSetId=13a8243d-bf25-4891-8442-bcd748f68cb6&TermId=4107d567-c025-4116-a309-b046721685f2">Community Care Facilities Licensing</a>, which posts all its reports on VCH’s website. Services are provided to eligible VCH residents through a mix of facilities that are directly owned and operated by VCH, affiliated with Providence Health Care or contracted through private or not-for-profit providers.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Original news releases </h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="">German Canadian Care Home to be Rebuilt and Expanded</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Villa Cathay Care Home - <a href="">Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood to gain up to 74 residential care beds in new and expanded facility</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Creekstone Care Centre - <a href="">North Shore gains 43 residential care beds in a new facility</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Point Grey Private Hospital and Casa Mia Care Centre - <a href="">Residential care improved in Vancouver</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Hamilton Village Care Centre and Fraserview - <a href="">Residential care improved in Vancouver</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Silverstone Care Centre - <a href="">Vancouver Coastal Health signs agreement for a new residential care centre in Sechelt</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">General News Release (June 2016) - <a href="">VCH signs agreements for six new and expanded residential care facilities</a><br></p></div><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Residential-Care-Richmond-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Richmond Community Health Access Centre (CHAC) ProjectRichmond Community Health Access Centre (CHAC) Project<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">In May 2017, VCH Richmond received approval from VCH's Senior Executive Team to create a Community Health Access Centre (CHAC) at 7671 Alderbridge Way.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">This project has been envisioned for more than a decade, and its need is well documented. Our new CHC will sit as the cornerstone of this healthy, thriving community. This space will allow us to develop our community-based services with the powerful benefit of co-located and integrated programming and care-provider expertise. </p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Who will we serve at our new CHAC?<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Through our new ability to bring complimentary programs and services together at this CHAC, VCH Richmond will apply a population-based approach to health care. For this reason, services available from the Alderbridge site will focus on the provision of care to our adult and older adult clients, including services and programs that address mental health and substance use challenges, chronic disease and advancing frailty.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Improving patient and client care</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Our new Alderbridge CHAC will simplify access to care, by creating a single, central location from which VCH operates a range of health care services aimed at adults and older adults. This will allow clients who access multiple services to do so at the same site, and ideally as part of the same visit. This is enabled by consolidating programs that are currently spread across the city into one location. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Our CHAC will <strong>improve the quality of care and health care outcomes </strong>for Richmond residents by supporting integrated care at the primary care level, and seamless, coordinated access to specialized services for those who require them.  This is enabled by bringing service providers together on the same site, who care for the same population, and by creating a modern care environment that reflects design principles aimed at promoting health and wellness.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">CHAC background</h2><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Staff memos<br></h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1866" target="_blank" style="background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />CHAC Update Memo - Mar. 11, 2019</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1435" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;outline:0px;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />CHAC Planning Update Memo – Dec. 22, 2017</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1434" target="_blank" style="background-color:#ffffff;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />CHAC Planning Begins Memo – July 25, 2017</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1433" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />CHAC Announcement Memo – May 18, 2017</a></p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Staff presentations<br></h3><ul><li><p style="background-color:#ffffff;display:inline;"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1448" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />CHAC Functional Design Presentation - January 15, 2018</a><br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1436" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />CHAC Staff Presentation – Jan. 4 & 5, 2018</a><br></p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">VCH News</h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="" target="_blank">Richmond to open its first CHC – March 25, 2017</a><br></p></li></ul><div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Past events</h2><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1432" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1448">Invitation to mock-up tours – January 16 & 19, 2017</a></p></li></ul></div><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Richmond-CHAC-Photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sechelt HospitalSechelt Hospital<p></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Sechelt Hospital is a unique facility within BC. The new hospital was designed to help improve patient care and minimize the site’s carbon footprint. The hospital’s land was a gift from the Shíshálh First Nations people, and the design process included extensive consultations with their Elders.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">How are we improving patient care?</h2>The hospital includes new features to help improve patient care and minimize the transmission of infection between patients.<br>Some of these new features include:<br><ul><li>Single occupancy rooms for all patients.<br></li><li>Operable windows in clinical and patient areas to help with natural ventilation.<br></li><li>Point-of-care stations at each inpatient room that allow supplies to be loaded from the corridor side of the room and accessed from the inside.<br></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">How are we minimizing our carbon footprint?</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">It was important to focus on green initiatives with the new design of the hospital. We work hard to contribute to BC’s carbon neutral public sector and have been carbon neutral for two years in a row.</p>Some of the design changes to Sechelt Hospital include:<br><ul><li>Encouraging staff and visitors to travel to the hospital in environmentally-friendly ways<br></li><li>Lighting reduction strategies<br></li><li>Installation of a green roof<br></li><li>Improved water efficiency<br></li><li>Energy conservation measures<br></li><li>Waste management program<br></li></ul>Full details of our green initiatives can be found in the report.<div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Sechelt Hospital report</h2> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-73" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Download the Sechelt Hospital (formerly known as St. Mary's Hospital) report </a><br></div><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/St-Mary%27s-Hospital-Sechelt-VCH-Vancouver-Coastal-Health.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
UBC Hospital RenewalUBC Hospital Renewal<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As part of a broader strategy to improve patient access to surgery, this development project will transform UBC Hospital into a hub for scheduled surgeries within VCH-Vancouver. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Upgrading the hospital’s inpatient units in Koerner Pavilion will enable UBC Hospital to care for more complex surgical cases and Vancouver General Hospital to focus on providing emergency and highly complex and specialized surgical services without delaying or cancelling other patients’ scheduled surgeries. In addition, this project will enhance other clinical and support service spaces at UBC Hospital to provide quality wraparound care and support for patients and families.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The total capital cost for the UBCH Renewal Project is $26 million. This project will be fully funded by <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:#ffffff;">VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation</a>.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Patient benefits</h2><ul><li>Reduced wait times for surgeries and sleep disorders treatment<br></li><li>Fewer surgery cancellations<br></li><li>Bright, safe and comfortable patient-centred environments for quality care<br></li><li>Seamless continuum of care for an enhanced patient journey<br></li><li>Optimized surgical outcomes and reduced recovery times<br></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Key features</h2><ul><li>New eight-bed High Acuity Unit to support more complex surgical cases and sicker patients<br></li><li>Enhanced inpatient units designed to meet best practice and support patient-centred care<br></li><li>New and expanded Sleep Disorders Clinic/Lab to improve access to treatment<br></li><li>New and more easily accessible Spiritual Care Centre for patients and families<br></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Milestones</h2><ul><li><div>Winter 2016/17 Spiritual Care Centre complete</div></li><li><div>Fall 2017 Sleep Disorders Clinic/Lab complete<br></div></li><li><div>Fall 2019 High Acuity Unit and other inpatient units complete<br></div></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Contact</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Westley Davidson <br>Project Manager<br>Facilities Management – Capital Projects <br><a href="" style="background-color:#ffffff;"></a></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/UBCH-Koerner-Pavilion-March-2016.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
VGH ConstructionVGH Construction<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is under construction. We are expanding our surgical centre and upgrading a number of other areas in and around the hospital to help us serve you—our patients and families—better.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Watch the video below for tips on visiting VGH during construction.<br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 38e8f81b-5e74-46a8-8b66-ca9bd4b29275" id="div_38e8f81b-5e74-46a8-8b66-ca9bd4b29275" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_38e8f81b-5e74-46a8-8b66-ca9bd4b29275" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"></div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Know before you go<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">These construction maps are updated regularly to reflect the most up-to-date information. Check before each visit to VGH.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Download the <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1628" target="_blank"> <img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />interactive VGH construction map</a> - hover your mouse over the construction cone symbols for information. Best viewed on desktop computers. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><img src="/PublishingImages/VGH-campus-construction-map-print.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Parking at VGH<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Parking at VGH is limited. Fortunately, there are several parkades within walking distance. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Download & print the <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1630" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />map for parking options near VGH</a>. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1630" target="_blank"> <img src="" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a> <br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Construction notices<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">While we’re making every effort to minimize the impacts of construction, you may hear construction activity while in hospital or experience other inconveniences during your visit. We apologize and thank you for your understanding.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Below is a list of construction activities that may impact your visit to VGH.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"></p><div class="panel-group" id="accordion"><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#4295"><input type="text" value="VGH West 12th Avenue Parkade renewal" /><span>VGH West 12th Avenue Parkade renewal</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="4295" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The West 12th Avenue Parkade is undergoing an upgrade. It remains open during construction; however stairwells will be closed on a rotating basis for repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience. </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Download our <a href="/PublishingImages/VGH-Parking-Construction-Map-2018-06.jpg" target="_blank">parking map</a> for a listing of alternative locations around VGH.<br></p></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#6558"><input type="text" value="Laurel Street sidewalk and parking closures" /><span>Laurel Street sidewalk and parking closures</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="6558" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Sidewalk and parking stall closures are in effect along the north east side of Laurel Street, near West 10th Avenue (<a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />see construction map</a>). For your safety, please follow signage in the area.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Drivers may experience delays in the area and when accessing the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre Parkade. Please allow for extra time to find parking. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">These closures are necessary to support the expansion of the <a href="" target="_blank">Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Surgical Centre</a>.  <br></p></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#8933"><input type="text" value="Health centre demolition" /><span>Health centre demolition</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="8933" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Contractors have begun preparing for the demolition of the Health Centre building at VGH (<a href="" target="_blank">see construction map</a>). Due to demolition activity, the demolition zone surrounding the Health Centre will remain inaccessible until fall 2020. <br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are driving to VGH:<br></h3><ul style="font-size:16px;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Vehicle access to the VGH Courtyard from Heather Street will be unavailable due to building demolition. Please enter from West 12th Avenue (<a href="" target="_blank">see construction map</a>). </p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Parking in the courtyard will be reduced by approximately 30 stalls. Download our <a href="" target="_blank">parking map</a> for a listing of alternative locations around VGH.<br></p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are walking or cycling to VGH:</h3><ul style="font-size:16px;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Pedestrian access will be maintained between Heather Street and the VGH Courtyard. However, temporary closures may occur to ensure pedestrian safety. Please follow directional signage.<br></p></li></ul></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" href="#1749" class="collapsed"><input type="text" value="Jim Pattison Pavilion roofing work" /><span>Jim Pattison Pavilion roofing work</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="1749" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Upgrades to the roof and skylights above the main lobby and atrium of the Jim Pattison Pavilion are underway. Access at the main entrance will be largely unaffected; however, areas undergoing construction may be temporarily unavailable to ensure pedestrian safety. </p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are driving to VGH:</h3><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Two taxi stalls will be temporarily unavailable directly in front of the Jim Pattison Pavilion main entrance.<br></p></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#2331"><input type="text" value="Jim Pattison Pavilion elevator upgrades" /><span>Jim Pattison Pavilion elevator upgrades</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapsing" id="2331" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p>Upgrades to the tower elevators are underway. Wait times for an elevator will be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.</p></div></div></div></div> <p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><span style="color:#f15d3f;font-size:22px;">Top tips for patients and visitors</span><br></p><p></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Before you visit VGH, please take a look at our “<a href="/PublishingImages/VGH-construction-top-tips.jpg" target="_blank">Top Tips for Patients and Visitors</a>” handout to help you find your way quickly and easily during construction.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"> <a href="/PublishingImages/VGH-construction-top-tips.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/PublishingImages/VGH-construction-top-tips.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Frequently asked questions</h2><p>Click on the questions below for answers to our most frequently asked questions.<br></p><div class="panel-group" id="accordion"><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#7897"><input type="text" value="Why is VGH undergoing construction? " /><span>Why is VGH undergoing construction? </span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="7897" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p>We're expanding our <a href="" style="background-color:#ffffff;">surgical centre</a>, upgrading our parkades and undergoing important renovations so that we can continue to provide an excellent care environment for our patients. </p></div></div> </div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" href="#9064" class="collapsed"><input type="text" value="What are you building?" /><span>What are you building?</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="9064" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p style="min-height:24px;">We're building a new <a href="">state-of-the-art surgical suite</a> with 16 additional operating rooms and a new pre- and post-operative unit. This expansion will enable us to reduce the wait times for surgery. The new surgical suite is scheduled to open in 2021. <br></p><p style="min-height:24px;">We are also upgrading our infrastructure around the hospital, including renewing many of our elevators in the Jim Pattison Pavilion, refreshing the Jim Pattison Pavilion main lobby, and improving our parkades to make parking and paying faster and easier. <br></p></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#52"><input type="text" value="Why do I hear construction noise inside the hospital?" /><span>Why do I hear construction noise inside the hospital?</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="52" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p>We apologize for the noise. Construction is underway in many places across the campus. Every effort is being made to minimize the noise, but unfortunately we can’t promise that you won’t hear it. Your understanding is appreciated. ‎</p></div></div> </div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" href="#5581" class="collapsed"><input type="text" value="What are the hours of construction?" /><span>What are the hours of construction?</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="5581" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p>Hours of construction will primarily be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Work may occasionally extend past that time or on weekends, but will be completed in compliance with City of Vancouver Noise Control bylaws.‎</p></div></div></div><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"> <a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" href="#431" class="collapsed"><input type="text" value="I had a difficult time finding parking… what are my options? " /><span>I had a difficult time finding parking… what are my options? </span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="431" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Locating parking can be a challenge but there are several options nearby (see our downloadable map). Our recommendations are to:</p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="font-size:16px;"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Visit Vancouver Coastal Heath's website and search for the <a href="" target="_blank">VGH parking map</a> (updated regularly)<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Follow Vancouver Coastal Heath on <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter </a>or <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook </a>for updates on parking availability<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Give yourself extra time to locate parking most convenient to you<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="margin-bottom:12px;min-height:24px;">Travel by <a href="" target="_blank">transit</a>, if that is an option for you <br></p></li></ul></div></div></div></div> <br> <p> </p>
VGH OR RenewalVGH OR Renewal<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As part of a broader strategy to improve patient access to surgery, this project will expand and upgrade Vancouver General Hospital’s operating room (OR) suite, transforming BC’s centre for the most complex and specialized surgical care into an efficient, leading-edge facility.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The total capital cost of expanding the VGH OR suite is $102.4 million, including $34.8 million in funding from the provincial government. The <a href="" target="_blank">VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation</a> is committed to raising $20 million towards the expansion.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Patient benefits<br></h2><p></p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li>reduced wait times for surgeries<br></li><li>fewer surgery cancellations<br></li><li>optimized surgical outcomes and reduced recovery times<br></li><li>bright, safe and comfortable patient-centred environments for quality care  and a better overall patient experience<br></li></ul><p></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Key features<br></h2><p></p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li>16 new operating rooms in addition to the 21 rooms currently in use<br></li><li>40-bed consolidated pre- and post-operative unit<br></li><li>1 new elevator<br></li><li>new equipment and technology<br></li><li>upgraded infrastructure, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing<br></li><li>additional storage  and new administrative spaces to support operations<br></li></ul><p></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Completion</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The expansion is scheduled for opening in early 2021.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Contacts</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong></strong></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong></strong></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>Susanna Ko</strong><br>Project Manager<br>VCH Capital Projects<br><a href=""></a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>Westley Davidson</strong><br>Director, Planning & Projects<br>VCH Capital Projects<br><a href=""></a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation</strong><br>Phone: (604) 875-4676<br>Toll free: 1 (877) 875-4676<br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/OR-ORIG.png" width="825" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Pearson Community Health CentrePearson Community Health Centre<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">This new facility on the Pearson Dogwood site brings together a wide range of health services and supports in one location.  This 50,000 square foot Community Health Centre will have two floors in the podium of one of the towers planned for the mixed-use campus. It will be designed to meet the health needs of South Vancouver residents, including those with complex health needs currently living at George Pearson Centre.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Integrated Care Teams based at the Community Health Centre will include physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, concurrent disorders counsellors, occupational therapists, nurses and other professional and support staff will work together to coordinate services for clients. These services include:<br></p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Primary health care services<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Mental health & substance use programs for children and youth, adults and older adults<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Public health services<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Home health and home oxygen program<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Clinics, including: dental, eye, urology, gynecology, podiatry<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Community rehab and resource team<br></p></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Client-centred services close to home</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Bringing services together into one site and functioning in an integrated model that supports clients at home and in the clinic improves the care experience. This experience is further enhanced by locating this Community Health Centre within an integrated community where residents can easily access the services and supports they require.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Staff and client information updates<br></h2><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1910" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Pearson CHC Update Bulletin - March 2019</a><br></p>
Dogwood Lodge Complex Care HomeDogwood Lodge Complex Care Home<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The new Dogwood Lodge Residential Care Home will replace the existing 113 Dogwood Lodge beds with 150 residential care beds for older adults with complex care needs.  The design includes bariatric beds, 28 beds for special care  and will ensure flexibility of care for people with different health challenges, such as those requiring ventilator/tracheotomy care and those with palliative or end of life needs.</p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Neighbourhoods of care</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The design includes six neighbourhoods. Each neighbourhood has two homes, where 14 residents share a common dining room and living room and have private bedrooms and bathrooms. Every home has access to outdoor space. The new design will also include two homes supporting people with special needs, such as dementia care.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The design provides a more homelike setting with flexibility for the future. This will enable residents to receive the supports they require as their needs change. Residents will enjoy meals created on-site, with a choice of traditional Canadian and authentic Asian cuisine. </p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Care home design and services</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The design of the new residential care home was developed in collaboration with the Dogwood Family Council  and the City of Vancouver Seniors Advisory Committee. It reflects best practices for neighbourhood models, and priorities for access to outdoor spaces, private rooms, small homes and in-home dining.    </p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">As stated in the VCH Complex Residential Care Developments Design Guidelines, the vision is to provide "caring environments that nurture the holistic well-being of clients, support relationships and community, and encourage the growth and development of both residents and staff."  Planning for the new Dogwood Lodge is focused on:</p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Respect for the individual<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Autonomy for decision-making<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Privacy and dignity<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Quality of life<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Choice in a caring environment<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Partnership with families & caregiver<br></p></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Resident and family information updates<br></h2><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1841" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - English - February 2019</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1846" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - Chinese - February 2019</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1842" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Redevelopment Phases - February 2019</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1775" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - English - November 22, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1774" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - Chinese - November 22, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1740" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - English - November 5, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1741" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - Chinese - November 5, 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1742" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - English - July 2018</a><br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1743" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dogwood Lodge Update Bulletin - Chinese - July 2018</a><br></p>
Pearson Dogwood Adult Day ProgramPearson Dogwood Adult Day Program<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The main floor of the new Dogwood Lodge will house the new, purpose-built Adult Day Program. This co-location of services creates efficiencies and opportunities to share resources such as clinic spaces and a hair salon. Additionally, as care needs change, future uses may include respite beds in the residential home, providing easy transition for Adult Day Program clients if required.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The Adult Day Program will provide a range of health, social stimulation, and therapeutic recreational programs in a supportive, culturally respectful environment. Clients benefit from group interaction and their caregivers have a break, knowing their loved one is safe and cared for.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Supporting safety and independence</h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The Adult Day Program team includes a nurse, recreation coordinator, activity workers and volunteers. Clients attend programs appropriate to their capability and interests. Services include:</p><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Clinical services, including ongoing assessment, rehabilitation and diagnosis <br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Transitional care (Step-down) for frail elderly reintegrating into the community after an acute care stay<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Support for people with dementia<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">General supports to enable clients to maintain/improve independence, functional capacity and health status so they can remain at home/in the community<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Geriatric chronic disease management by a nurse<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Therapeutic activities such as fall prevention, strength and balance exercises<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Social support to offset isolation that can increase risk<br></p></li></ul>

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