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Providence Health Care invites public to community forums on the new St. Paul’s


Providence Health Care invites public to community forums on the new St. Paul’s

Posted On: Thursday February 11, 2016

Vancouver, February 11, 2016 As planning moves ahead for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus, Providence Health Care invites the public to share its ideas and help shape plans for the future of care delivery.

Through February and March, Providence, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, will host a series of eight community forums at various locations around Vancouver. All are open to the public.

The vision for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and integrated health campus – to be located at an 18.5-acre site on Station Street in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats area – is to provide the highest-quality patient-centred care, research and teaching, helping to transform the future of health care for patients from throughout BC.

At this stage in the project, Providence is focused on developing an academic clinical services plan for the new St. Paul’s. This involves determining which clinical, research and teaching programs and services should be delivered at the new St. Paul’s health campus and which services could be in other settings – such as primary and community care – to further address the continuing needs of such local neighbourhoods as the West End and downtown Vancouver.

As part of its planning, Providence is relying upon important feedback from patients and the local communities it serves, and will work with Vancouver Coastal Health to hold extensive stakeholder consultations. This public consultation is in addition to engagement underway with numerous other stakeholders, including care providers, researchers, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Ministry of Health.

At the upcoming community forums, Providence and Vancouver Coastal Health want to hear from a diversity of voices to discuss the health of our communities and how the new St. Paul’s can help to best meet the needs of British Columbians. In these progressive public dialogues, feedback from the first sessions will be considered in tailoring the following sessions to include previously discussed ideas, issues and concerns.

 A series of eight community forums to discuss the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus
When: Through February and March
Where: Various locations around Vancouver

PLEASE RSVP online at call 604.714.3779

Tuesday, February 16
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church 1130 Jervis St, Vancouver

Wednesday, February 24
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Carnegie Community Centre 401 Main St, Vancouver
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Creekside Community Centre 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Tuesday, March 1
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church 1130 Jervis St, Vancouver

Wednesday, March 9
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Creekside Community Centre 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Thursday, March 10
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Carnegie Community Centre  401 Main St, Vancouver

Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada’s largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 17 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver. PHC operates one of two adult academic health science centres in the province – St.Paul’s Hospital – performs cutting-edge research in more than 30 clinical specialties, and focuses its services on six “populations of emphasis”: cardio-pulmonary risks and illnesses, HIV/AIDS, mental health, renal risks and illness, specialized needs in aging and urban health and is home to the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

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For more information please contact:
Shaf Hussain
Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Providence Health Care
604.312-3547 (c)

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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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