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

Designing the most innovative models of care in partnership with our stakeholders

Making significant changes to health care delivery requires the many partnerships we have formed and are forming across B.C. Providence Health Care is working closely with physicians, researchers and other staff and care providers across Providence, local Nations of this territory and Indigenous community partners, 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 Hospital and Health Campus.

Ministry of Health

The BC Ministry of Health has approved the project and is a key partner in rebuilding St. Paul’s Hospital and developing a new innovative health campus on the Station Street site.

Providence Health Care

We are Providence Health Care, the faith-based organization that founded and operates St. Paul’s Hospital. We have committed to leveraging our own land assets, as well as through partnerships and donor/philanthropic initiatives via St. Paul’s Foundation, to create a state-of-the-art health campus to serve the entire province with a range of services across the continuum of care, including acute, outpatient and community care.

Health Authority Partners

Together with our regional and provincial health authority partners — Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, Fraser Health and First Nations Health Authority — Providence will plan, design and deliver services that span the spectrum of increasing needs for health care, from staying healthy, to getting better, to living well with chronic illness to end of life.

First Nations Health Authority

Patients, Local Communities and Indigenous Communities

We are working closely with the individual patients and families we serve, as well as patient groups, local Nations of this territory and Indigenous community partners, residents, neighbourhoods, local communities, and the City of Vancouver to envision solutions for a healthy city and province.

With a strong commitment to the process of Truth and Reconciliation, St. Paul’s strives to be the hospital of choice for Indigenous Peoples in B.C. Working together in partnership and collaboration with Indigenous patients, communities and organizations to develop new and better ways to support Health and Wellness will continue to be a focus for us in our planning for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus. If you would like to share your perspective, click here to participate and represent your self-identified nation or community.

We are including patients and patient representatives at all levels of our planning to ensure patient voices are always present and inform our decision making as we design new models to deliver innovative, excellent and person-centred compassionate care. Learn more about how we are engaging patients and local communities.

Providence is working with the City of Vancouver to ensure that planning for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus aligns with the City’s community, social, economic, transportation, emergency management, healthy city and sustainability plans and policies.

Staff, Physicians, Researchers

The re-imagining of health care for the next several decades and beyond requires significant engagement with staff, physicians, medical staff, researchers and volunteers across Providence Health Care to determine what services our patients will require, in what settings and by which providers. The ideas and input of these partners will be instrumental in creating a shared vision for the future.

We’re working closely with these partners to identify current care being delivered by St. Paul’s to our patient populations and local communities, what the future needs are, and how best to integrate new solutions into the broader community and primary care networks. As we design care models for the needs of the future and the facilities that will house our programs and services, we’re mining the wealth of knowledge of our physicians, medical staff, researchers and other staff, and their experience developing some of the most cutting-edge models of care in the world.

St. Paul’s will continue to be a teaching and research hospital, training hundreds of UBC medical students, nursing students, and hundreds of other health sector professions. Integration of care, teaching and research, with emphasis on new knowledge rapidly translated into patient care solutions, will continue to be the focus of its research centres and specialized programs.

The new St. Paul’s and health campus is designed to support the full integration of research, innovation and patient care, building on the successes building on the successes of new models of care developed at Foundry, BC Centre on Substance Use, and the Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation. This integration will drive innovation as multidisciplinary teams work side by side to transform early care concepts into real solutions for our patients.

Health Science & Academic Partners

Our health science and academic partners are an integral part of the planning process, helping us shape the education and research programs at the new St. Paul’s.

Foundation Partner

St. Paul’s Foundation — and the generous donors who support it — is central to the future of the new St. Paul’s.

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