Acute Care Short-term treatment for a severe injury, illness, urgent medical condition, or during recovery from surgery.
Critical Care Specialized treatment for people with life-threatenting injuries or illnesses.
Primary Care First point of contact care in the health care system usually a clinic or family doctor.
Community Care Services that help people to receive care at home instead of a hospital or long-term care facility.
Academic Health Sciences Centre A partnership between one or more universities and health care providers focussing on research, clinical services, education and training.
Integrated Care A global trend in health care aimed at reducing fragmentation of services and enabling better more coordinated and continuous care.

the new St. Pauls

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Designing the most innovative models of care in partnership with our stakeholders

Making significant changes to health care delivery requires the many partnerships we have formed and are forming across B.C. For the development of the new St. Paul’s, Providence Health Care is working closely with physicians, researchers and other staff and care providers across Providence, community and patient groups throughout the province, as well as the BC Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, St. Paul’s Foundation and the City of Vancouver.

Ministry of Health

In April 2015, the BC Ministry of Health confirmed that the province of B.C. would invest $500 million towards rebuilding St. Paul’s Hospital and developing a new innovative health campus on the Station Street site as the first major step towards re-envisioning health care in B.C.

Providence Health Care

We are Providence Health Care, the faith-based organization that founded and operates St. Paul’s Hospital. We have committed to raising approximately $700 million by leveraging our own land assets, as well as through partnerships and donor/philanthropic initiatives via St. Paul’s Foundation, to create a state-of-the-art health campus to serve the entire province with a range of services across the continuum of care, including acute, outpatient and community care.

Health Authority Partners

Together with our regional and provincial health authority partners — Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Fraser Health — Providence will plan, design and deliver services that span the spectrum of increasing needs for health care, from staying healthy, to getting better, to living well with chronic illness to end of life.

Patients, Local Communities and Indigenous Communities

Patient health is the catalyst for the new St. Paul’s. That’s why we will work closely with the individual patients and families we serve, as well as patient groups, residents, neighbourhoods, local communities, Indigenous communities and the City of Vancouver to envision solutions for a healthy city and province.

We are including patients and patient representatives at all levels of our planning to ensure patient voices are always present and inform our decision making as we design new models to deliver innovative, excellent and compassionate care. Learn more about how we are engaging patients and local communities.

Providence is working with the City of Vancouver to ensure that planning for the new St. Paul’s aligns with the City’s community, social, economic, transportation, emergency management, healthy city and sustainability plans and policies.

Staff, Physicians, Researchers

The re-imagining of health care for the next several decades and beyond requires significant engagement with staff, physicians, medical staff, researchers and volunteers across Providence Health Care to determine what services our patients will require, in what settings and by which providers. The ideas and input of these partners will be instrumental in creating a shared vision for the future.

We’re working closely with these partners to identify current care being delivered by St. Paul’s to our patient populations and local communities, what the future needs are, and how best to integrate new solutions into the broader community and primary care networks. As we design care models for the needs of the future and the facilities that will house our programs and services, we’re mining the wealth of knowledge of our physicians, medical staff, researchers and other staff, and their experience developing some of the most cutting-edge models of care in the world.

Health Science & Academic Partners

Our health science and academic partners are an integral part of the planning process, helping us shape the education and research programs at the new St. Paul’s.

Foundation Partners

The St. Paul’s Foundation — and the generous donors who support it — is central to the future of the new St. Paul’s.

Next Planning Process

the new St. Paul’s

Providence Health Care is working closely with physicians, researchers and other staff and care providers across Providence, community and patient groups throughout the province, as well as the BC Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health, St. Paul’s Foundation and the City of Vancouver on planning for the new St. Paul’s.

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St. Paul’s Foundation

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