A 3d render of the Lions Gate Hospital redevelopment project

We are making significant investments at Lions Gate Hospital  through new buildings, renovations and improvements to existing facilities and investing in new technology and medical equipment.

The new Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital will replace aging infrastructure, accommodate new services and meet the increasing health care needs of the residents of the North Shore, Sea-to-Sky corridor, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella, Bella Coola and surrounding Indigenous communities.

Funding for the project is being provided by government through Vancouver Coastal Health and a $100-million fundraising campaign by LGH Foundation. The new acute care facility will be named the Paul Myers Tower after the North Shore businessman and philanthropist who donated $25 million to the Foundation's $100-million campaign.

Project highlights

  • Six-floor acute tower with new Medical Device Reprocessing Department and three floors of inpatient units
  • 108 large, modern patient rooms with private washrooms providing privacy and space for patients, families and caregivers
  • Eight state-of-the-art operating rooms, 39 pre-op and post surgery spaces including anaesthesia intervention and two Airborne Isolation rooms
  • Increased focus on outdoor space and sustainable facilities including a Roof Garden with walking path and secured bike parking with EV outlets and lockers
  • Technology upgrades with real time outcome measures , including access to electronic medical records (CST Cerner) and ability to deliver care virtually from any workstation
  • Advisors from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations worked in collaboration with VCH on key aspects of the project including Welcome figures and other Indigenous art, Two Sisters Outdoor Gathering Area, Elder-in-Residence Office and Sacred Space

Latest news

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Lions Gate Hospital goes live with hands free communication with Vocera Communication

With Vocera, staff across perioperative and inpatient spaces are now using voice commands to make and receive calls and reach people by name, role or group. This means that staff can continue working while they communicate with others and no longer need to lookup phone numbers or know who is on shift at a given time.

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A new era in health care: Lions Gate Hospital celebrates successful implementation of new digital system

T​​he Capacity Management Suite (CMS) successfully went live at Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) for approximately 1,350 staff and more than ten departments.

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New outdoor gathering place at Paul Myers Tower honours Indigenous traditions

An outdoor gathering space at the new Paul Myers Tower will honour Indigenous traditions, providing staff, medical staff, patients and families a place to practice ceremonies and rituals.

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Embracing the vision: meet the dedicated staff bringing life to the new Paul Myers Tower

To learn more about the Paul Myers Tower, we spoke with Dr. Victor Chow, Surgeon, Urology who began his medical career as an intern at Lions Gate Hospital 30 years ago.

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Embracing the vision: meet the dedicated staff bringing life to the new Paul Myers Tower

To learn more about Paul Myers Tower, we spoke with Primavera Douglas, a coordinator in the Medical Device Reprocessing Department at the Lions Gate Hospital and a long-standing Vancouver Coastal Health employee.

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What goes up, must come down: crane demobilization at Paul Myers Tower

After towering over the construction site of the future Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital, the crane finally came down marking a significant milestone for the project after months of significant progress.

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Notable construction milestones achieved on new Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital

It's been alm​ost two years since we began construction at the new Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital and the site has been a hub of activity ever since. This spring we achieved significant construction milestones including the completion of concrete pouring for all six floors and the roof.

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Paul Myers Tower concept renderings

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Paul Myers Tower

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North Entrance - 14th Street

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Two Sisters Outdoor Gathering Area

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Existing tower and the new Paul Myers Tower

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View from above showing the Rooftop Garden area

Project timeline

The crane was recently demobilized at the new Paul Myers Tower and the construction team has finished the structural completion including completing pouring the concrete for all six floors and the roof.

  • February 2018: Business plan approved by the Ministry of Health

  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2021: Procurement phase - contract awarded to PCL

  • August 2021: Ground blessing ceremony

    Vancouver Coastal Health acknowledges that the land on which Lions Gate Hospital lies is the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. To honour the protocols, rights, and title of the host Nations, a ground blessing ceremony was held.

  • Fall 2021: Construction begins

  • 2021 -Spring 2023: Detailed design

    The Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment team engaged with staff, physicians, patient partners, and Indigenous stakeholders to get input, comments, and feedback on detailed designs of the hospital.

  • Spring 2024: Construction completes

  • Early 2025: New Paul Myers Tower projected opening

    The new Paul Myers Tower is expected to open in 2025, stay up to date on our latest progress by checking out our recent articles and videos.

Project videos

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Two Sisters Outdoor Gathering Space Construction Update

The Two Sisters Outdoor Gathering Space at the new Paul Myers Tower will honour and respect Indigenous traditions and provide a sense of belonging and comfort.

Video: Two Sisters Outdoor Gathering Space Construction Update
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Paul Myers Tower Construction Update - Spring 2023

Significant construction progress completed including the completion of concrete pouring for all six floors and the roof.

Video: Paul Myers Tower Construction Update - Spring 2023
Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment - Power Plant Timelapse

Transforming spaces: A fascinating construction time-lapse of the construction of the new Lions Gate Hospital power plant

From the archives

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North Vancouver General Hospital in 1908

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North Vancouver General Hospital in 1910

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North Vancouver General Hospital in 1929

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Ground breaking ceremony at North Vancouver General Hospital

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Building to support the delivery of care

Development projects

We are continually expanding and improving our hospitals and care facilities in order to provide custom-built or renovated buildings that support delivery of care.

Strategic priorities

VCH works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health and other health authority partners to advance our shared goal of a more integrated system of care that focuses on better serving patients, clients and residents.