Medical Staff & the New St. Paul’s Hospital

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PHYSICIAN DIRECTORS & LEADERS

REDEVELOPMENT NEWS

  • 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 EngageNSPH.ca. 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>
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EngageNSPH.ca to learn more and give input

EngageNSPH.ca is for staff and medical staff to learn about and give input into some aspects of the new hospital and CSRC. To sign in use the RED BUTTON and your health authority network/computer

Your top questions answered

What does the new hospital’s design look like?

    • To see the latest artistic concepts, click here. (You will need PHC login)
    • Although the design won’t be complete until early 2023, many components have posted floorplans on EngageNSPH.ca. (To sign in use the red button, then your health authority network/computer/remote login.)

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.
    • Our current program structure will evolve into an Integrated Patient Programs Model.
    • Value-based care will be embedded.

What's our progress?

    • We entered our ‘building’ phase of the hospital. PCL Construction is pouring floors and pillars for each level of the hospital, starting with the 4-level underground parkade.
    • We are at the hospital’s 70% Detailed Design stage, until mid-summer 2022, focused on finalizing room layout.
    • Some aspects have been locked down: the hospital’s size and orientation on the site; which components go where; the size of departments, and size, type and number of rooms and spaces.
    • Which clinics and specific inpatient units go where is still to be decided.
    • The Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC) has been approved by the provincial government. The formal search for a Developer continues until Summer 2022, followed by detailed design.

What are the timelines?

    • The new hospital is expected to open to patients in early 2027.
    • We’ll have a better idea of the CSRC’s timelines once a developer has been selected in Summer 2022.

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.

The Results: People Readiness Survey

In 2020 we surveyed Providence Health Care staff and medical staff to better understand how aware people are about the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Campus. Full survey results here (PDF) >. Below are the highlights.

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

PHYSICIAN PARTICIPATION: WHY, WHEN, WHAT, HOW

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?

HERE’S HOW:


 JOIN DISCUSSIONS AND MEETINGS. 
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.

REDEVELOPMENT, TRANSFORMATION & INNOVATION

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.

THE FUTURE OF PATIENT CARE

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.

PHC PHYSICIANS: JOIN US IN OUR WORK TO TRANSFORM OUR FUTURE.

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EXPLORE: The new St. Paul’s Hospital website WATCH:  Rendering of the new campus READ: Dr. Jeff Pike: Patient experience first