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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 operating room (OR) suite, 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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