In March 2018 the Ministry of Health approved VCH-Richmond's Acute Care Tower Redevelopment concept plan. The new Acute Care Tower (ACT) will be built on the current site where the Rotunda and Park Centre buildings are located. Planning for the Acute Care Tower is underway and includes ongoing consultation with staff, physicians, and other stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health and the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Current work is focused on the development of a Business Plan, the first step of which includes a clinical service plan (clinical operations) and functional program (space requirements) to help determine design elements of the new facility.
This new eight-floor, Acute Care Tower will add more beds and replace the current out-dated North Tower at Richmond Hospital. Once completed, the new ACT will support patients through best-practice designed single-occupancy rooms, a state-of-the-art perioperative suite and new Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD). An innovative, collaborative planning approach will ensure high quality care and services meet the future needs of patients and their families.
Leaders for the new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital engage other clinical and administrative representatives across Richmond Community of Care. These leaders include:
Jennifer MacKenzie – Chief Operating Officer, VCH Richmond Community of Care
Paul Becker - Chief Facilities Management Officer & Executive CPO, Lower Mainland Facilities Management (LMFM)
Richard Dillon - Director, Richmond Hospital (RH) Redevelopment Project
Noor Esmail - Chief Project Officer and Executive Director, LMFM
Shelley Moen - Director, Capital Services Branch, Ministry of Health
Natalie Meixner - President & Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Hospital Foundation
Susan Luckey - Associate Director, VCH Capital Planning
Gail Malenstyn - Director, Medical Administration and Surgery, RH
Cathy Massey - Director, Health Facilities Space and Equipment Planning, LMFM
Alfonso Cuyegkeng - Operational Planning Lead, RH
Janicki, Senior Clinical Facilities Planner, LMFM
Isher Deol – Project