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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.

 

 

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">Upcoming 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="" /></a><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1448">Invitation to mock-up tours – January 16 & 19, 2017</a><br></p></li></ul><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-1797567310-1433" 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><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1434" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />CHAC Planning Begins Memo – July 25, 2017</a></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1435" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />CHAC Planning Update Memo – Dec. 22, 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="http://vchnews.ca/news-richmond/2017/05/25/richmond-open-first-chc/#.WlUg0dKnGUk" target="_blank">Richmond to open its first CHC – March 25, 2017</a> <br></p></li></ul><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Richmond-CHAC-Photo.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">The interactive campus construction map below is updated regularly to reflect the most up-to-date information. Please check it before each visit to VGH. Click on the map and hover over the construction cones for detailed information.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Download the <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1629" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />print-friendly VGH construction map</a><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<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="http://www.vch.ca/PublishingImages/VGH-Parking-Construction-Map-2018-06.jpg" 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.</p><div id="accordion" class="panel-group"><div class="panel"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="accordion" class="collapsed" href="#3340"><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="3340" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;"><span style="font-weight:700;">The West 12th Avenue Parkade is undergoing an upgrade. It remains open during construction; however, up to 60 stalls will be out of service on a rotating basis until the end of November 2018.</span></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Starting in July, construction will require the use jackhammers and other noisy machinery. This work will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend work may also be necessary.</p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph" style="min-height:24px;">Download our <a href="http://www.vch.ca/PublishingImages/VGH-Parking-Construction-Map-2018-06.jpg" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;outline:0px;">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="#9157"><input type="text" value="Laurel Street sidewalk and parking closures" /><span>Laurel Street sidewalk and parking closures</span></a></h4> </div><div id="9157" class="collapse" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Periodic parking stall and sidewalk closures are now in effect <strong>Monday to Friday*, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.</strong>, along the north east portion of Laurel Street near W. 10th Avenue (<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="" />see construction map</a>). These closures are necessary to support the expansion of the <a href="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/development-projects/vgh-or-renewal">Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Surgical Centre</a>. </p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are driving or cycling to VGH: </h3><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">During the construction hours listed above, eight parking stalls on the east side of Laurel Street will be periodically unavailable. Please use one of the many other parking options in the area (<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="" />see parking map</a>).<br></p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect on August 13 and 14; drivers may experience delays in the area and when accessing the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre Parkade.<br></p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are walking or cycling to VGH:  </h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">During the construction hours listed above, a portion of the east sidewalk on Laurel Street will be periodically closed. Please use the west sidewalk.<br></p></li></ul><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Thank you for your patience and understanding. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">*Occasional weekend work may be required. <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="#3727"><input type="text" value="Health Centre demolition" /><span>Health Centre demolition</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="3727" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">On August 20, contractors will begin preparing for the demolition of the Health Centre building at VGH (<a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1628" 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><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Vehicle access to the VGH Courtyard from Heather Street will be unavailable due to building demolition. Please enter from West 12th Avenue (<a href="http://www.vch.ca/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1628" target="_blank">see construction map</a>). </p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Parking in the courtyard will be reduced by approximately 30 stalls. Download our <a href="http://www.vch.ca/PublishingImages/VGH-Parking-Construction-Map-2018-06.jpg" 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><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">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" class="collapsed" href="#122"><input type="text" value="Jim Pattison Pavilion roofing work" /><span>Jim Pattison Pavilion roofing work</span></a></h4> </div><div class="collapse" id="122" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">On August 20, contractors will begin upgrades to the roof and skylights in the main entrance of the Jim Pattison Pavilion. These upgrades are anticipated to be complete later this fall. Access to the main lobby will be largely unaffected. Scaffolding will be erected in the area directly outside of the main entrance. Please follow directional signage.<br></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are driving to VGH:<br></h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Two taxi stalls will be temporarily unavailable directly in front of the Jim Pattison Pavilion main entrance.<br></p></li></ul><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">If you are walking or cycling to VGH:</h3><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Pedestrian access will be maintained to the main lobby. However, temporary closures may occur to ensure pedestrian safety. <br></p></li></ul></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 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.</p><p></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="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/development-projects/vgh-or-renewal" 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" class="collapsed" href="#9064"><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="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/development-projects/vgh-or-renewal">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="#9320"><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="9320" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">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. </span></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="#3906"><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="3906" style="height:0px;"><div class="panel-body"><p><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">Hours of const</span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">ruction 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 weeken</span><span style="font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;">ds, but will be completed in compliance with City of Vancouver Noise Control bylaws.</span></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="#431"><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="http://www.vch.ca/PublishingImages/VGH-Parking-Construction-Map-2018-06.jpg" 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="http://www.twitter.com/vchhealthcare" target="_blank">Twitter </a>or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/vchhealthcare" 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="https://tripplanning.translink.ca/" target="_blank">transit</a>, if that is an option for you <br></p></li></ul></div></div></div></div><br><p></p>
Residential Care RejuvenationResidential Care Rejuvenation<p></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><em>Updated July 2017</em></p><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">Vancouver facilities</h4><ul class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><li>Point Grey Private Hospital – 58 beds (plus 26 private beds). Expansion of existing building. Completion scheduled for early 2019.<br></li><li>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. The project would require a rezoning by the City of Vancouver. Completion, subject to rezoning, is anticipated for late 2020.<br></li><li>German Canadian Care Home – 150 beds (plus 10 private pay beds). Existing facility will be rebuilt and expanded. Completion scheduled for late 2021.<br></li><li>Villa Cathay Care Home – 192 beds (plus 32 private pay beds). Existing care home to be rebuilt and expanded.  Completion scheduled for mid 2019.<br></li></ul><h4 class="phsa-rteElement-Header4">Richmond facilities</h4><ul><li>Hamilton Village Care Centre – 135 beds. New facility in East Richmond. Completion, subject to rezoning, is scheduled for early 2019.<br></li><li>Fraserview – 75 beds. Replacement and expansion of existing building in South Richmond. Construction is underway with completion scheduled for mid 2018.<br></li></ul><h4 class="phsa-rteElement-Header4">North Shore facilities</h4><p></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"></p><ul><li>Creekstone Care Centre – 150 beds (plus 30 private beds). New facility on lower Mountain Highway. Completion, subject to rezoning, is scheduled for early 2019.<br></li></ul><p></p><p></p><h4 class="phsa-rteElement-Header4">Sechelt facilities</h4><ul><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Silverstone Care Centre – 125 (plus three private beds). In May Council put the Trellis application on hold in order to further develop policies regarding long-term care. In July Trellis reached an agreement with the Town of Gibsons to obtain a parcel of land suitable for the construction of Silverstone Care Centre. VCH to undertake a comprehensive due diligence process to see what impact this development will have on the agreement with Trellis.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">*Hamilton Village, Creekstone and Silverstone will be built and operated by the Trellis Seniors Services.</p></li><li><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The agreements were reached through a procurement process that began in the fall of 2014. As with all public procurement, this rigorous process was bound by strict confidentiality and conflict of interest procedures.</p></li></ul><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">About residential care</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">German Canadian Care Home  <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/german-canadian-care-home-to-be-rebuilt-and-expanded">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/german-canadian-care-home-to-be-rebuilt-and-expanded</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Villa Cathay Care Home <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver’s-strathcona-neighbourhood-to-gain-up-to-74-residential-care-beds-in-new-and-expanded-facility">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver%E2%80%99s-strathcona-neighbourhood-to-gain-up-to-74-residential-care-beds-in-new-and-expanded-facility</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Creekstone Care Centre  <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/north-shore-gains-43-residential-care-beds-in-a-new-facility">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/north-shore-gains-43-residential-care-beds-in-a-new-facility</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Point Grey Private Hospital and Casa Mia Care Centre <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/residential-care-improved-in-vancouver">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/residential-care-improved-in-vancouver</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Hamilton Village Care Centre and Fraserview <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/richmond-to-gain-210-residential-care-beds-with-new-facilities">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/richmond-to-gain-210-residential-care-beds-with-new-facilities</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Silverstone Care Centre <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver-coastal-health-signs-agreement-for-a-new-residential-care-centre-in-sechelt">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vancouver-coastal-health-signs-agreement-for-a-new-residential-care-centre-in-sechelt</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">General News Release (June 2016) <br><a href="/about-us/news/news-releases/vch-signs-agreements-for-six-new-and-expanded-residential-care-facilities">http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/news-releases/vch-signs-agreements-for-six-new-and-expanded-residential-care-facilities</a></p></div><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Residential-Care-Richmond-2.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="http://vghfoundation.ca/" 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="mailto:Westley.Davidson@fraserhealth.ca" style="background-color:#ffffff;">Westley.Davidson@fraserhealth.ca</a></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/UBCH-Koerner-Pavilion-March-2016.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;" />
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="http://vghfoundation.ca/" 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="mailto:Susanna.Ko@fraserhealth.ca">Susanna.Ko@fraserhealth.ca</a><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>Westley Davidson</strong><br>Director, Planning & Projects<br>VCH Capital Projects<br><a href="mailto:Westley.Davidson@fraserhealth.ca">Westley.Davidson@fraserhealth.ca</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/VGH-OR-renewal-expansion.jpg" 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">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 facility for people with complex needs. This homelike design will include 150 residential care beds, a 28 bed Special Care Unit, and ensure flexibility to care for people with different health challenges, including 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">Learn more about the details of the Dogwood Complex Residential Care redevelopment.</a></p><h3 class="phsa-rteElement-Header3">Adult Day Care 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">A new Adult Day Care Program</a>, located within the new Dogwood Complex Residential Care Facility, will replace the program currently provided in the George Pearson Centre. This specially designed facility 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. </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">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">Learn more details about the Therapeutic Pool.</a></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Pearson Dogwood project bulletins<br></h2><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></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></div><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Pearson%20Plaza.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />


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