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VGH OR Renewal

As part of a broader strategy to improve patient access to surgery, this project will expand and upgrade Vancouver General Hospital’s Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Surgical Centre, transforming BC’s centre for the most complex and specialized surgical care into an efficient, leading-edge facility.

The total capital cost of expanding the VGH OR suite is $102.4 million, including $34.8 million in funding from the provincial government. The VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation is committed to raising $20 million towards the expansion.

Patient benefits

  • 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

Key features

  • 16 new operating rooms in addition to the 21 rooms currently in use

  • 40-bed consolidated pre- and post-operative unit

  • 1 new elevator

  • new equipment and technology

  • upgraded infrastructure, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing

  • additional storage  and new administrative spaces to support operations



The expansion is scheduled for opening in early 2021.


Susanna Ko
Project Manager
VCH Capital Projects

Westley Davidson
Director, Planning & Projects
VCH Capital Projects

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
Phone: (604) 875-4676
Toll free: 1 (877) 875-4676

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