Building the new acute care facility at Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) is about transforming the future of care. It will be one of the most technologically advanced health care facilities in BC.
LGH is an important part of the VCH Coastal Community of Care, serving not only the North Shore but also the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola on the Central Coast as well as the surrounding Indigenous communities.
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 state-of-the-art, high-tech facility that will serve as the hub for acute and virtual services for people on the North Shore and throughout the Coastal region.
The patient-centred design will improve the experiences of our patients and their families. It will be a healing environment with more access to daylight, views of nature and quiet spaces. There will be 108 patient beds in 84 single rooms and 12 semi-private double rooms that can be separated by a sliding door. All 108 patient beds, including those in in semi-private rooms, will have their own private ensuite washroom.
Funding for the project is being provided by government through Vancouver Coastal Health and a $100-million fundraising campaign by LGH Foundation. The new acute care facility will be named the Paul Myers Tower after the North Shore businessman and philanthropist who donated $25 million to the Foundation's $100-million campaign.
Reduced wait times for surgeries
Fewer surgery cancellations
Optimized surgical outcomes and reduced recovery times
Bright, safe and comfortable patient-centred environments for quality care and a better overall patient experience
Eight state-of-the-art operating rooms
108 patient beds each with private ensuite washrooms and patient-controlled technology
Telehealth centre to connect health care professionals with remote patients
Primary care centre to give residents without a family doctor faster access to non-acute services
Therapeutically-enhanced environment to help reduce patient recovery times and improve visitor comfort
September 2018 – Provincial government approves business plan for new LGH acute care facility
January 2019 – LGH Foundation campaign to raise $100 million for construction of new acute care facility reaches goal
March 2020 – Terms of request for proposals (RFP) released to proponents short-listed during the request for qualifications (RFQ) process
June 2020 – New power plant operational – key piece of infrastructure for construction of new acute care facility
May 2021 – PCL Construction announced as selected design build team
Summer 2021 – Construction begins
Fall 2024 – Official opening of the new Paul Myers Tower
Watch this timelapse of the construction of the new LGH power plant.