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

New St. Paul’s receives positive result from City Council

Posted On: Friday September 29, 2017

For the past year and a half, as part of the overall planning for the new St. Paul’s, the City of Vancouver has led a process to develop a Policy Statement that will guide the redevelopment of the Station Street site. The Policy Statement addresses land use, transportation, density, building types and heights, public amenities and integration with adjacent neighbourhoods as part of the development of the new St. Paul’s.

The process took place in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Guiding Principles — Identify aspirations and concerns that will shape the initial concepts and site options
  • Phase 2: Development Concept Options — Identify and evaluate site development options and policy objectives
  • Phase 3: Preferred Development Concept and Draft Policy — Review and refine a preferred development concept and draft set of policies

Phase 3 took place in May, where members of the public had the opportunity to review the draft Policy Statement and early illustrations of a preferred development concept for the new St. Paul’s hospital and integrated health campus.

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We’d like to thank those of you who participated in the various phases of public consultation — whether in the form of attending an open house or completing an online questionnaire.

Following the last phase, City of Vancouver staff, members of the redevelopment team and members of the community attended a City Council meeting to determine whether or not the completed Policy Statement would be adopted. The consideration was successful and together we are moving into the rezoning and development processes.

For more information and to remain up to date on future opportunities to participate in the ongoing City of Vancouver planning process for the new St. Paul’s, please visit

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