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the new St. Pauls

Newsletter: Construction milestones & a look inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital

Newsletter: Construction milestones & a look inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital

Posted On: Wednesday March 29, 2023

Take a look back at the construction progress over the past few years, and get a look inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital. Learn about the interior design of the hospital, and tour triage and patient rooms in the future Emergency Department. 

Two years and counting

This month marks the two-year anniversary of construction for the new hospital! We’ve made huge progress these past two years, and we recently completed pouring the first floor of the hospital!

New St. Paul’s Hospital Construction Time-lapse

To celebrate all the progress, members of the New St. Paul’s Hospital Project Team toured the construction site – some for the very first time. Check out their reactions and see photos from the ground.

Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital 

Clinical design of the hospital is at the finish line! Get a first look inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital:

Take a tour of the future Emergency Department  Big changes are coming to the hospital to improve the patient experience. Take a tour of life-size model mock-ups of spaces in the future Emergency Department at the new St. Paul’s Hospital. 

At the Emergency triage in the new St. Paul’s Hospital, patients will be able to get to care faster and more efficiently

At the Emergency triage, patients will be registered and triaged at the same time. 

All patient rooms in the Emergency Department will be single-patient rooms, designed to minimize infections, maximize privacy, and improve the patient experience:

Patient rooms in the Emergency Department will all be private, single-patient rooms.

As we’ve designed these new physical spaces, we’re also using this opportunity to transform the way we deliver care. Read more about the future of care in the Emergency Department

Keep an eye out for more video tours of the mock-rooms on Daily Scan (Providence Health Care’s news site) or on social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn)!  

Embraced by Nature 

Nature is playing a starring role in the interior design of the new hospital. Spaces will feature colours and graphics inspired by BC nature and honour the traditional ancestral territories of the three host Nations – the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh – which the campus is built upon. Learn more about the inspiration behind the design. 

See how nature is playing a starring role in the hospital’s interior design. Read more