​Did you know when the new St. Paul’s Hospital opens to patients in 2027, it will be almost double the square footage of the current hospital?

Claire MacEwing hosts a pop-up event on the Downtown Eastside

The New St. Paul’s Hospital Project Team has been busy​ sharing these fun facts and more while chatting with locals this summer. From hosting info booths at Celebrate StrathconaUnion Street Block Party and the McSpadden County Fair in the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood, to our own pop-up event on the Downtown Eastside, our team has met hundreds of locals – some of whom may step foot onto our campus one day.

Molly Leathem answers questions at the McSpadden County Fair

“Meeting community members has been such a great reminder of why we’re doing what we’re doing. We’re not only focused on designing the hospital to enhance patient privacy, dignity and comfort but also changing the way we deliver care so people can stay healthy in their own communities.” – Molly Leathem, Project Lead, Engineering and Technical​.

Jeannie Gandham (centre) speaks to locals at the Union Street Block Party

“I am so proud of the work we’re doing with the new hospital, and it’s exciting to meet the people we are serving. Making connections and seeing the faces of those who may one day receive care in or work at the new hospital reminds me of the immense privilege we have to be delivering this state of the art facility for the community.” – Jeannie Gandham, Associate Director, IT Program

Building ‘neighbourly’ connections

We know when the hospital opens in the False Creek Flats, it will have an impact on local and surrounding neighbourhoods. It’s only natural our future neighbours want to learn more about our campus and how it will change their community and the way they receive care. Meeting neighbours at community events gives our project team a chance to answer their questions – and more importantly, build connections.

Vancouver residents like Angela Yaroshuk look forward to the day when we move in.

“I gave birth to my son at the current St. Paul’s Hospital and it was a really great experience. The nurses were extremely kind and understanding so I’m excited about the new hospital giving them more space to continue providing exceptional care.”​​

Read more about how our project team and ​PCL Construction engage with neighbours.