Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment
The Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment Project will address high-priority health care needs by redeveloping two older long-term care facilities, George Pearson Centre and Dogwood Lodge. It will also bring together several community programs serving South Vancouver to support local residents with a full range of health services and supports.
We are pleased to announce that Surrey-based Lark Projects Ltd. Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of the new Dogwood Lodge long-term care home in South Vancouver. For more information, please see the official announcement on the BC Gov website.
VCH is working closely with the development partner, Onni Group, to create a community that:
Is welcoming and accessible for all
Offers services and supports for people with complex physical disabilities and other health challenges
Provides housing options to maximize independent living in the community
Pearson Dogwood project components
George Pearson Centre Redevelopment
We will replace this outdated facility with homes that enable residents to live as independently as they choose in an inclusive community designed to meet their needs. This includes creating new housing units with supports, integrated into the market residential towers.
Dogwood Complex Residential Care Redevelopment
The current Dogwood Lodge will be replaced with a new residential care home for people with complex needs. The homelike design will be home to 150 residents, including 28 who require special care, and will ensure flexibility of care for people with different health challenges, such as those requiring ventilator/tracheotomy care and those with palliative or end of life needs.
Adult Day Program
A new Adult Day Program will be located within the new Dogwood Complex Care Residential Care Home and will aim to provide services for up to 25 individuals per day. This specially designed centre enables individuals with dementia, acquired brain injury, and stroke to remain living at home, with access to a range of health services, social stimulation, and therapeutic recreational programs.
Integrated Community Health Centre
A new Integrated Community Health Centre will bring together a wide range of health services and supports, based in one location and provided by a multidisciplinary team of health service providers, working in the clinic and in the community. This includes the relocation of the current South Community Health Centre, the South Mental Health Unit, and community rehabilitation resources and other supports.
The existing Stan Stronge Pool will be replaced with a new accessible, warm-water pool facility that provides specialized therapy and rehabilitation services to people with significant disabilities and frailties.