Transforming our hospitals to improve care closer to home
Throughout the Vancouver Coastal Health region, we are making significant investments to upgrade, expand and enhance our health care infrastructure.
Numerous development projects are underway to build new and improved long-term care facilities and modernize our hospitals to deliver quality care for patients, clients and residents closer to home.
Richmond Hospital Redevelopment Project – the Yurkovich Family Pavilion
Richmond Hospital is expanding through the addition of a new patient care tower named the Yurkovich Family Pavilion. The new nine-floor Tower will have an expanded emergency department, more operating rooms and additional pre-and post-surgical care spaces. The tower will also include an intensive care unit, a fully equipped medical imaging department with four CT scanners and two MRIs, a pharmacy and short-stay pediatrics.
This project will add 113 new beds to the hospital, bringing the total to 353 patient care beds. Renovations to the South Tower will create new inpatient psychiatry and psychiatric emergency units and the Milan Ilich Pavilion will be renovated and become home to the Cancer Care Clinic.
Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment Project – the Paul Myers Tower
The Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital will be a six-floor state-of-the-art facility to serve as the hub for acute care services for Coastal Communities. This high-tech facility will include a Perioperative Care Unit with eight large rooms and 39 stretcher bays, along with a Medical Device Reprocessing department. Every department and room will be fitted with the latest equipment and technology to improve patient experience and support patient and staff safety.
The new Tower will expand capacity to 108 inpatient beds and additional outdoor space including a rooftop garden and group exercise area will promote healing and wellness. There will also be a dedicated space for ceremonies, small gatherings and meditation at the Two Sisters Garden.