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.

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Newsletter: Here’s to an incredible year and a look ahead at 2022

Newsletter: Here’s to an incredible year and a look ahead at 2022

Posted On: Friday December 17, 2021

‘Tis the season for giving back

The construction site of the new St. Paul’s Hospital is lighting up our new neighbourhood in support of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope campaign! Now in its 24th year, Lights of Hope has raised millions to help fund urgently needed equipment, life-saving research, community programs, and so much more. Huge kudos to PCL Construction for donating to Lights of Hope and for setting up an amazing display. It’s a small sign of what’s to come in 2027 when the hospital opens.

The project team is also excited to share that together with PCL staff, we raised over $30,000 for the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, the longest-standing rape crisis centre in Canada, as part of our team’s annual holiday charity fundraiser.

Reflecting on 2021’s incredible progress

What a big year for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus Project! In 2021 we:

We’ve made major strides in getting the future hospital off the ground, so what’s next?

Full steam ahead

It will be another busy year – here’s what you can expect:


  • Excavation will be wrapping up in the spring and we’ll begin the ‘building phase’ as PCL starts pouring concrete for the hospital’s foundation.
  • The first two cranes are expected to be installed in February, with the rest (for a total five) to follow throughout the spring.
  • By the end of 2022, concrete slabs will be placed for each floor of the 4-level parkade. Once that’s done, the construction crews can start to build the structure of the future 11-storey hospital in 2023!

As construction continues, clean-up crews will work to keep the perimeter of the site clean and safe for our local communities. Curious to know what’s happening at the site? Check out our construction webcam.

2022 Project Highlights

  • One of the shortlisted developers will be selected as our partner to design, build and develop the CSRC, our new state-of-the-art research centre, that will be steps away and connected to the new hospital.
  • Full-scale mock up rooms will be built offsite so our doctors and clinical staff can test and refine the design of new operating rooms, patient rooms and more.
  • We’ll begin test driving a new Clinical Operations Centre, similar to an air traffic control tower, at St. Paul’s Hospital. The new hospital will use real-time data and analytics to orchestrate thousands of processes, patients, and staff that flow through the hospital. 

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

We’re thankful to our local communities for your continued patience and understanding as we bring to life our bold vision to transform health care. Thank you to the PCL Construction for their hard work, and to all the doctors, clinicians, and patient and caregiver partners who are providing input into the design and future of our new hospital and campus.  

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a happy New Year!