Medical Staff & the New St. Paul’s Hospital



  • Feb 2024: BC’s First Care Coordination Centre Goes Live. Read >
  • Jan 2024: 2024 Look Ahead – IT and Technology for the new hospital. Read >
  • Jan 2024: 2024 Look Ahead – Construction of the new hospital. Read >
  • Jan 2024: A Western Canadian first: new automated AI-based lab system to transform care at St. Paul’s Hospital and beyond. Read >
  • Jan 2024: 2024 Look Ahead – what’s next for the CSRC. Read >
  • Jan 2024: 2024 Look Ahead – Equipment for the new hospital & CSRC. Read >
  • Dec 2023: Funding announced for the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC). Read >
  • Dec 2023: The road to rolling out BC’s first Care Coordination Centre. Read >
  • Dec 2023: Check out the floorplans for our new hospital. Read >
  • Nov 2023: Meds, pipettes & scopes on our fifth floor. Read >
  • Nov 2023: ‘This will impact how our clinic works – in a good way’. Read >
  • Nov 2023: Bringing the new St. Paul’s Hospital to life. Read >
  • Sept 2023: From soiled to sterile on our new fourth floor. Read >
  • Sept 2023: Drone’s-Eye-View: New St. Paul’s Hospital’s First 5 Floors. Read >
  • Aug 2023: Art at our new hospital. Read >
  • Aug 2023: How COVID-19 changed our new hospital’s design. Read >
  • Aug 2023: Outpatient Digital Experience moves ahead with OceanMD. Read >
  • Aug 2023: ‘Please count done from ten’ on our new third floor. Read >
  • Jul 2023: ‘Hello World’ it’s our new second floor. Read >
  • Jul 2023: Welcome to our new main floor. Read >
  • Jul 2023: Architect chosen to design the CSRCRead >
  • Jun 2023: Behind the fence at the new St. Paul’s HospitalRead >
  • May 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Medication Room. Read ><
  • May 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Inpatient Room. Read >
  • May 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Critical Care Patient Room. Read >
  • May 2023: New St. Paul’s Hospital Project Team talks sustainability, resilience and wellness. Read >
  • May 2023: Welcome to our new main floor. Read >
  • May 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Operating Room. Read >
  • April 2023: Video: virtual tour of the new St. Paul’s Hospital construction site. Read >
  • Mar 2023: Two years and counting: another construction milestone for the new St. Paul’s Hospital. Read >
  • Mar 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Emergency Patient Room. Read >
  • Mar 2023: Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital: Emergency Triage. Read >
  • Feb 2023: Clinical Support and Research Centre update. Read >
  • Feb 2023: Health System Redesign Look Ahead. Read>
  • January 2023: What to expect in 2023. Read >
  • January 2023: Walking into our future: new St. Paul’s Hospital mock rooms. Read >
  • December 2022: Reflecting back on 2022. Read >
  • October 2022: ‘Embraced by Nature’ is the interior design theme for the new hospital. Read>
  • October 2022: Watch St. Paul’s Hospital Project + Health System Redesign Town Hall. Watch>
  • September 2022: Video: On the ground at the new St. Paul’s Hospital.Watch>
  • August 2022: Improving the digital experience for outpatients and their care teams. Read> 
  • August 2022: Life-changing care sparks involvement in the new St. Paul’s Hospital Design. Read>
  • July 2022: Will or won’t the bed fit: our new NICU. Read>
  • June 2022: Patient input vital for new St. Paul’s Hospital Design. Read>
  • April 2022: Sustainable design for holistic healing. Read >
  • April 2022: What goes where in the new hospital. Read >
  • March 2022: Cardboard Mock-ups: Testing room design. Read >
  • March 2022: One year later, first concrete pour marks start of ‘building’ phase. Read >
  • November 2021: St. Paul’s Hospital moves forward with new research centre. Read >
  • September 2021: New St. Paul’s Hospital building design and floorplan update. Read >
  • August 2021: Ceremonial Blessing for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Indigenous Wellness and Welcoming Centre. Read >
  • August 2021: Talk about the new St. Paul’s Hospital at Read >
  • July 2021: Business plan approved for the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC). Read >
  • March 2021: View: New St. Paul’s Hospital Renderings Watch here>
  • March 2021: Construction begins for the New St. Paul’s Hospital. Read here>
  • February 2021: Milestone! Proponent selected. Read here>
  • August 2020:  Construction to start end of 2020/ or early 2021!  Read here>
  • July 2020: Physician input into design, pandemic readiness, patient flow technology. Read>
  • June 2020:  Update from Dr. Jeff Pike to Medical Staff: Where are we at?  View>
  • May 2020: Two new physician leads for Clinical Planning, Redevelopment:   Heather O’Donnell and Dr. Amin Sajan > 
  • Nov 6, 2019: Vancouver City Council Approves Rezoning for new St. Paul’s Hospital. Read>
  • October 2019: Special update on the new St. Paul’s Hospital   Short listed teams, Clinical Support & Research Centre, sale of existing site, and more. Read>
  • Green lit! The new St. Paul’s Hospital gets approval to move forward, expected to open in 2026.  News release>
  • Canvas for innovative care:  Dr. Jeff Pike – Feb. 15, 2019.  Read >

What’s our progress?

  • Click to see what’s ahead for the project in 2024
  • Construction is in full swing! In 2024, the hospital should reach its full 11-storey height.
  • Hospital building design is at the finish line. Teams are making sure all the final details have been addressed before the hospital is built. Clinical teams are now turning their focus on how they’ll transform the way care is delivered at the new hospital.
  • BC’s first Care Coordination Centre is now live at SPH, MSJ, and HFH. Learn more about this game-changing technology
  • Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC) – Planning is full steam ahead for the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC), connected with a sky-bridge to the new St. Paul’s Hospital, now that the provincial government has announced approval and funding.

Rendering of the CSRC (view from southeast over the Civic Plaza). Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt.


Inside the new St. Paul’s Hospital

Tour the new St. Paul’s Hospital Mock Rooms (Video)


Find out what’s on each floor of the new hospital

Your top questions answered

What does the new hospital’s design look like?

    • To see the latest artistic concepts, click here.
    • Check out hospital floorplans on Connect.

What changes in care delivery can we expect?

    • Expect changes to models of care, service delivery plans, and even operational plans. We want to make real progress in enhancing the health care system for British Columbians so we’re rethinking everything we do. If we just continue to do what we’ve always done, but in a shiny new building, we will have missed the huge opportunity we have – to make big differences in the experience and outcomes for the people we serve! We’ll do this clinical work together and encourage medical staff input.
    • Value-based care will be embedded.

What are the timelines?

    • The new hospital is expected to open to patients in early 2027.
    • Funding has been announced for the CSRC, and planning for the CSRC continues.

What’s our Vision?

    • Our Vision is to lead in the delivery of BC’s new model for health care by providing patients with the highest quality, integrated, compassionate and patient-centred care, where and when they need it most. Read more here.

Medical staff engagement and the new St. Paul’s Hospital: An opportunity like no other.

From hospital care to primary and community care, the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus will be the most innovative approach to the delivery of integrated care in B.C. and Canada. 

Physicians and other medical staff have an active role in planning how we will work and care for our patients at the new campus, and to advance ideas that transform how health care services are delivered. To date, we have been involved in thousands of hours of planning for the NSPH to:

  • Contribute expertise and experience about patient care and the populations we serve.
  • Build on our culture of innovation with tools, ideas and solutions.
  • Bring forward small and big ideas in the areas of transformation, integration and innovation.

But our work is far from done. We need  physician voices, ideas and leaders to join us. There are many opportunities for you to be a part of it.  Read below to find out how.

Physicians and the new St. Paul's Hospital


WHY should physicians get involved?
  • So you can do your job more easily and in a more fulfilling way – whether it is to provide direct patient care or a supportive service.
  • You can contribute to our collective effort to improve the health care system.
WHEN should physicians get involved?
  • The new campus will open in 2027, but now is the time to get involved and influence ongoing plans. Watch from updates from your Physician Directors.
WHAT has been the role of physicians so far?
  • To date, individual doctors, groups of physicians, and department heads have all contributed in many ways to provide important perspectives and proposed solutions through a multitude of discussions, meetings and formal processes.
  • We continue to discuss everything from clinical space needs and patient flow, to big picture changes, and scalable solutions across the hospital.
HOW can physicians get involved now?


Physician involvement is designed to be flexible, to allow physicians to join the conversation as your time permits. You can contribute in formal and informal ways through:

      • Physician advisory groups
      • Department meetings
      • MSA Meetings

Submit your contact information and area of interest hereThe Physician Directors can let you know about upcoming opportunities.

PARTICIPATE AT ENGAGENSPH.CA, a new place for Providence employees and medical staff to have a voice in the new St. Paul’s Hospital and CSRC, to learn about the area you’ll work in, ask questions, view floor plans, join discussion, share ideas and more. Sign-in by using the red button for staff to be taken to your health authority network/computer login.


What is the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus redevelopment?
  • The new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus is the largest hospital redevelopment project in BC’s history. It will lead in the delivery of BC’s patient-centred model for health care by providing the highest quality, integrated, compassionate care, where and when it’s needed most.
  • The approximately $2 billion project is being built on an undeveloped site at 1002 Station Street in the False Creek Flats. About twice the size of the current hospital, it will offer a degree of planning rarely seen.
  • It includes a new hospital and a Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC).
What is transformation and innovation?
  • Our brand-new campus is not just about buildings. It is an opportunity to make the experience of care more understandable and effective for our patients and ourselves in the future.
  • Transforming care means revisiting everything we do with innovative solutions: from how patients access our services, to how we work in procedural, outpatient and inpatient spaces, to the way we interact with learners.
What is integration?
  • The hospital campus will be integrated with team-based primary care services, community services and support programs. Having primary care at our site will increase patient access to unscheduled visits (instead of the ER) and to a primary care provider for ongoing support.
  • We will work in different ways with our new neighbours from different parts of the system.
  • Acute, primary and community care providers need to shift together to make real, system-wide change, and the new Paul’s will be a catalyst for that shift.
What is the big picture for integration across the system?
  • An integrated system of care aims to help people stay healthy, manage their chronic illnesses and address episodes of minor acute illnesses outside of the hospital, while providing high-quality critical and acute care services when they are very sick.
  • Work is already underway across BC to shift patients’ reliance on acute care by strengthening primary and community care services. In new primary care networks in our communities, patients will have better access to responsive, preventative primary care, which in turn will help to prevent unnecessary hospital visits, and take pressures off acute care.
  • Integration will be enabled by technological innovation that ranges from new communications and patient records systems to virtual care.
What is the big picture for key populations?
  • We are looking at how transformation, innovation and integration can provide new ways of supporting growing numbers patients who need better solutions, especially in the following key populations:
    • frail elderly with multiple health issues
    • patients with chronic and complex health needs
    • people who need help for mental health issues and substance use
    • people requiring surgery and cancer care
  • We provide provincial services in many disciplines, and we aim to partner widely with rural and remote primary care services make access to specialized services seamless.
  • We see these kinds of patients every day as part of our urban services. At the same time, we provide provincial services (heart transplants, cochlear implants, etc.). Together, these perspectives uniquely position us to lead solutions in these areas of need.


What will the future look like for patient care?
  • Integration creates a cross-discipline, team-based approach to care. It puts patients at the centre. All providers that contribute to their care (from acute to primary care) come together around them, and are connected to each other.
  • Patients and families get high quality, seamless care from the time they access acute services until they return home.
  • Patients will have options for unscheduled visits instead of the ER, and continuous support arranged in the community, primary care and at home after they leave the hospital. Their information will be shared among their providers, and when appropriate, they will be able connect with their doctor through a virtual care visit.
What will the future look like for physicians?
  • You will be able to do your job with more support from people, new services, and technology, and better connections and communication across the hospital and system.
  • You can find out how your patients are doing and get updates about their status with a care plan that is shared among providers.
  • You will know that your patients are getting the best care, where and when they need it.
What will transformation look like, in practical terms?

Here are just two examples of many:

  • A comprehensive system of integrated care for mental health and substance use patients. A supportive, inter-professional team is activated from the moment a client arrives at the ER in crisis. Patients get non-stigmatizing care in a purpose-built, safe and effective mental health space; access to a stabilization unit if they need it; and transition to a multi-specialist outpatient clinic for short stays and ongoing support.
  • A Centre for Healthy Aging outpatient centre for medically complex and frail elderly patients and their caregivers. Among other things, it provides an alternative to the ER for unscheduled medical visits, along with assessments that ensure the elderly are well supported to remain functionally independent as long as possible.


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