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
We will replace this outdated facility with homes that enable residents to live as independently as they choose in an inclusive community designed to meet their needs.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.
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. Learn more about the details of the Dogwood Complex Residential Care redevelopment.
A new Adult Day Care Program, 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.
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.
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.