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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New St. Paul’s Community Consultation Summary Report now online

New St. Paul’s Community Consultation Summary Report now online

Posted On: Friday November 25, 2016

In February and March of 2016, Providence Health Care, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, engaged many community members and stakeholder groups from the West End, Strathcona, Downtown Eastside and Southeast False Creek about planning for the new St. Paul’s.

Feedback received from the community and stakeholders, as well as Providence and Vancouver Coastal Health’s planning responses, are summarized in a Community Consultation Report which can be found on the new St. Paul’s website. The key themes that emerged centred on health care services that will be offered at the new St. Paul’s, how those services will be delivered in the future, the design of the new campus and access to the site.

The St. Paul’s redevelopment team has reviewed and considered this feedback as part of its planning for the health care programs, services and care models that will be established at the new St. Paul’s. The input has also been shared with participants, the public and key planning partners including the B.C. Ministry of Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of Vancouver.

“By listening to the community, we can build a world-class health care, research and teaching centre that delivers compassionate care to local residents and patients throughout B.C.,” says Paul Landry, senior vice president, PHC Redevelopment and chief project officer, St. Paul’s Redevelopment Project. As part of its community consultation process, Providence hosted eight community forums in the communities closest to the current and future sites, met with numerous stakeholder groups and gathered input through an online questionnaire. Feedback was also received through letters, emails and phone calls.

Participants included direct service provider organizations, community advocates, special interest groups, cultural organizations, front-line care providers, indigenous individuals and organizations, business owners, elected officials and local residents, including from the West End/Downtown and Downtown Eastside/Strathcona/False Creek communities.

Throughout the entire planning process for the new St. Paul’s, Providence is committed to engaging with patients and their families, local communities, care providers, researchers, educators, Aboriginal communities and groups, and other key stakeholders to hear their ideas and consider their input to help shape plans for the new health campus. There will be a number of future community engagement opportunities to inform various areas of our planning. For more information, please visit: