What’s happening on the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project 2022

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Things are happening behind the scenes on the Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project. There is a lot of movement as the vital building blocks for this project are being put into place.

“We are in Phase One of this project and our teams are working diligently to prepare for the Park Centre and Rotunda demolition,” says Sharon Petty, Chief Project Officer & Executive Director. “To create space for the new nine-floor acute care tower, the Yurkovich Family Pavillion, a number of programs and offices need to be moved. These moves are like a complicated game of Tetris. 

It’s important that we maintain the continuity of care for our clinical services, so every step we take must be done thoughtfully and in consultation with our clinical and medical teams.”

Here's what's been happening at Richmond Hospital

To prepare for construction of the new tower, teams throughout Richmond Hospital are being relocated to facilitate the Park Centre and Rotunda demolition. This is what has already happened in Spring 2022:

  • The Healthy Heart Program – Cardiac Rehabilitation moved from the Rotunda to the Garratt Wellness Centre, located at 7504 Chelsea Pl, a six-minute drive from Richmond Hospital.
  • The Cast Clinic, Hand Clinic and Translation Services have temporarily relocated within Richmond Hospital so that their current space can be renovated. These renovations are required to facilitate space for the Cancer Care Clinic, which is moving to the Milan Ilich Pavilion.
  • The Sacred Space has also temporarily relocated within Richmond Hospital to facilitate renovations.

“Being a part of this important project for the Richmond community has meant a lot to me," said Clair Wing, Interim Director, Project Management Office, Richmond. “Our team has been working very hard to get everything ready to rejuvenate this hospital. Some of these first moves may seem small, but they are vital building blocks for improving access to care in Richmond."

And this is just the beginning. There are more offices and programs that will need to relocate within Richmond Hospital to facilitate the Park Centre and Rotunda demolition. Planning and design work is well underway for these additional moves – these are a few of the many upcoming relocations within the hospital:

  • Relocating the Psychiatric Emergency Unit to outside the South Tower (Fall 2021 - Summer 2023)
  • Relocating the Cancer Care Clinic to the ground floor of the Milan Ilich Pavilion (Fall 2021 - Fall 2023)
  • Relocating programs in the Rotunda to the Fifth Floor of the North Tower (Fall 2021 - Fall 2023)