For the New St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus Project, 2021 was a big year. We take a moment to reflect on our progress and we give you a sneak peak of some exciting project updates to expect in 2022.
2021’s incredible progress
For the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus, 2021 was filled with milestones. We:
- Selected PCL Construction to design and build the new hospital and revealed the hospital’s new look.
- Broke ground at our future home at 1002 Station Street, with excavation just underway to ensure the hospital is built on stable ground.
- Partnered with sovereign Host Nations (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh) to hold a blessing ceremony at the site of the new hospital and the planned Indigenous Wellness and Welcoming Centre.
- Announced three shortlisted potential developers for our future health innovation hub, known for now as the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC).
- Put up our first Lights of Hope display at the construction site of the new St. Paul’s Hospital – a small sign of what’s to come in 2027 when the hospital opens.
We’ve made major strides in getting the future hospital off the ground, so what’s next?
Full steam ahead in 2022
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 of 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!
Curious to know what’s happening at the site right now? 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, which 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 to staff, medical staff, and patient partners for providing your input into the design and future of our new hospital and health campus. We appreciate your time and energy in helping us bring to life our bold vision to transform care.
Want to learn more about the project? Visit thenewstpauls.ca or head to EngageNSPH.ca to find the latest floorplans and learn what’s coming to your future work area.