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Richmond Acute Care Tower Redevelopment Project

Rendering of Richmond Hospital Redevelopment

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.

Project Update Bulletins

March 2019 - Integrating technology

January/February 2019 - Innovative, exceptional design

November 2018 - Multi-disciplinary approach to planning

October 2018 - Consultation informs high level design for new Acute Care Tower

September 2018 –  Business plan preparation progresses

August 2018 – Planning workshop considers 7 Flows of Medicine

July 2018 – Consultation for New Acute Care Tower Requirements

June 2018 – New Acute Care Tower Planning Underway

Project Leadership

Leaders for the new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital engage other clinical and administrative representatives across Richmond Community of Care. These leaders include:

  • 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

  • Martine Janicki, Senior Clinical Facilities Planner, LMFM

  • Isher Deol - Project Coordinator

SOURCE: Richmond Acute Care Tower Redevelopment Project ( )
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