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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.

 

 

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>Spring 2017 Sleep Disorders Clinic/Lab complete<br></div></li><li><div>Winter 2018/19 High Acuity Unit and other inpatient units complete</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>Sudiro Wijaya</strong><br>Senior Project Manager<br>VCH Capital Projects Vancouver/Richmond<br><a href="mailto:Sudiro.Wijaya@fraserhealth.ca" style="background-color:#ffffff;">Sudiro.Wijaya@fraserhealth.ca</a></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>Sharon Petty</strong><br> Director, Planning & Projects<br> VCH Capital Projects Vancouver/Richmond<br> <a href="mailto:Sharon.Petty@fraserhealth.ca">Sharon.Petty@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 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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