The provincial government announced today that Providence Health Care is building St. Vincent’s Heather, a new 240-bed long-term care home. The 13-storey facility will include 20 ‘households’ and accommodate 12 residents each in single-bed rooms, each with its own washroom.

“As people age, they want to know they will have access to the right care services that will allow them to stay healthy, active and safe in their community,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.

“St. Vincent’s Heather will offer vital long-term care for seniors and wraparound services that will support their happiness and well-being in a home designed to meet their needs.

This includes culturally safe living spaces and services for Indigenous Elders, such as a sacred space for smudging ceremonies with access to traditional medicine gardens for spiritual ceremonies.”

Dix made the announcement at our Honoria Conway, which overlooks the site where the new care home will be constructed.

L-R: Michael Miller, Archbishop of Vancouver; Eric Harris, chair, Providence Health Care Board of Directors; Adrian Dix, BC Minister of Health; Dr. Ken Tekano, Director of Seniors Care,​ Providence/Vancouver Coastal Health; Mark Blandford, President & CEO, Providence Living and Vice President, Seniors Care, Providence Health Care​.

Construction on 240 new long-term care beds at St. Vincent’s Heather is expected to start in fall 2025 with a tentative opening in fall 2028.

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