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Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment

We are pleased to announce that Surrey-based Lark Projects Ltd. Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of the new Dogwood Lodge long-term care home in South Vancouver. For more information, please see the official announcement on the BC Gov website.

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.  

VCH is working closely with the development partner, Onni Group, to create a community that:

  • Is welcoming and accessible for all

  • Offers services and supports for people with complex physical disabilities and other health challenges

  • Provides housing options to maximize independent living in the community

Pearson Dogwood project components

George Pearson Centre Redevelopment

We will replace this outdated facility with homes that enable residents to live as independently as they choose in an inclusive community designed to meet their needs.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. Learn more about the details of the George Pearson Centre redevelopment. 

Dogwood Complex Residential Care Redevelopment

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. Learn more about the details of the Dogwood Complex Residential Care redevelopment.

Adult Day Program

A new Adult Day Program 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. 

Integrated Community Health Centre

A new Integrated Community Health Centre 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.

Therapeutic Pool

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. Learn more details about the Therapeutic Pool.

Pearson Dogwood project bulletins

Pearson Dogwood renderings

Pearson Parcel 1A West 58th Ave

Pearson Prcel 1A Cambie and West 58th Ave

Pearson Dogwood project documents

Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment Consensus Document - Proposal for Housing and Support 

Pearson Dogwood Policy Statement

Pearson Dogwood Resident Engagement Final Report - June 2017

SOURCE: Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment ( )
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