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Residential care improved in Vancouver


Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for a new residential care facility in Vancouver and an expansion to an existing one.

An addition will be added to Point Grey Private Hospital located on Cornwall Avenue. Point Grey Private Hospital will be adding 58 publicly funded beds for VCH plus another 26 private-pay beds. The completion date is set for the summer of 2018.

In South Vancouver, the iconic Casa Mia Mansion will be preserved, with an addition for residents connected to the main house. Casa Mia Care Centre will have 87 beds—58 publicly funded beds for VCH and 29 private-pay beds. The project would require rezoning by the City of Vancouver. Completion, subject to rezoning, is anticipated for late 2019.

“This is a significant step in meeting the care needs of Vancouver residents,” says Laura Case, Chief Operating Officer, VCH-Coastal Community of Care. “These care homes will enhance residents’ privacy and the experience of care by offering single rooms, private washrooms, more activity space and better access for wheelchairs.”

These two projects are part of a larger 10-year rejuvenation strategy across Vancouver Coastal Health. It follows a rigorous process to replace several hundred beds in residential care centres that no longer fully meet resident needs, and to significantly increase the number of beds in communities that currently don’t have an adequate supply for the population they serve.

To date, Vancouver Coastal Health has signed agreements for about 600 beds in new and expanded facilities, and an additional 300 beds are planned over the next several years across VCH.

Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $3.4 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola.

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