Milestone achieved: Cancer Care Clinic relocates at Richmond Hospital
As recently announced, people in Richmond are accessing enhanced care as the newly refurbished and relocated Cancer Care Clinic opens at Richmond Hospital.
In another step closer towards rejuvenating Richmond Hospital, a significant milestone has been achieved. The relocated Cancer Care Clinic, a vital component of phase one on the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project, opened its doors to patients on November 27, 2023.
The clinic has moved closer to the main entrance lobby, to the left of the green elevators, on the ground floor of the Milan Ilich Pavilion.
Expressing gratitude to the entire project team, Monique Davidson, Director, Home Health, Palliative and Cancer Care - Richmond, remarked, "Thank you to the project team for making this process and big move so seamless. This new space will help us work more efficiently." The team's meticulous planning played a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition for staff and patients.
This relocation was an opportunity to elevate the space where we provide care. Jo-Ann Tait, Vice President, Richmond Community Services, emphasized, "This new clinic will transform the future of cancer care in the community and help Vancouver Coastal Health deliver the highest quality care possible for patients during their treatment journey." The renovated Cancer Care Clinic offers a number of improvements, including an increased number of exam rooms from two to four, care bays rising from 10 to 12, and enhanced options for virtual care.
The new clinic design prioritizes access to natural light and views of nature, creating an environment conducive to healing. The layout has been thoughtfully optimized to ensure efficient workflows, and conference rooms have been incorporated for education and research activities.
Looking ahead, by the end of this year, all programs and services originally in the Rotunda will be relocated, paving the way for the construction of the Yurkovich Family Pavilion. The new nine-floor acute care tower will include a larger emergency department, more operating rooms, an intensive care unit, a fully equipped medical imaging department, a pharmacy, and short-stay pediatrics.