Emergency Computed Tomography Scanner

CT scanners are integral to the care of emergency patients, enabling staff to check for head injuries, screen for patients at high risk of coronary symptoms and diagnose damage to the extremities. About 8,000 CT scans per year are performed on emergency patients at St. Paul’s, representing almost a third of all CT scans at the hospital.

Province Story Series Week 3

Inside St. Paul’s’s emergency department The Province reports on their experiences during a week spent in the emergency department. Stories St. Paul’s emergency department receives 300 patients a day — and climbing Stanley Cup riot provided all the ‘action’ St. Paul’s emergency department could handle Concentration of mentally ill patients at St. Paul’s is like ‘nowhere else in Canada’ […]

Teck Emergency Centre

A three-year renovation of St. Paul’s emergency area resulted in one of the most efficient and technologically advanced emergency centres in the country and a 20 per cent reduction in patient wait times. The province of British Columbia, through Vancouver Coastal Health, provided $10 million to the project, while more than 1,200 individuals and corporate donors completed […]

Thank You Emergency Dept!

On June 15, we saw the worst that some people had to offer. But we also saw the best from many others. Patient volume that night was three to four times greater than a normal Wednesday night. St. Paul’s treated 130 injured patients in a span of five hours thanks to the dedication of our paramedics and emergency room personnel, including many off-duty employees who responded quickly and came in for extra shifts.

St. Paul’s Hospital installs Teck Emergency Centre sign outside ambulance bay on Burrard Street

St. Paul’s announced today that it has completed the installation of a 10-inch by 27-foot sign that celebrates the naming of the Teck Emergency Centre.

The sign, located outside the ambulance bay on Burrard Street, recognizes a $2.5 million donation made by Teck Resources to complete the funding of the hospital’s renovated and redesigned emergency area. The gift, which was announced on October 27, 2010, is the largest corporate and capital donation ever received by St. Paul’s.

Teck donates $2.5 million to complete funding for redesign of efficient and innovative emergency area at St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul’s Foundation today announced that Teck Resources Limited donated $2.5 million to St. Paul’s to complete the remaining funding for its recently renovated and redesigned emergency area. In recognition of Teck’s major gift, the area will be named the Teck Emergency Centre. Furthermore, a fund to support research, academic productivity and the development of best practices at the hospital will be called the Teck Emergency Centre Innovation Fund.

New Emergency Department Opens at St. Paul’s Hospital

St. Paul’s in Vancouver now has one of the most efficient and technologically advanced emergency departments in the country with the completion of a $14.7-million multi-phase emergency department redesign and renovation project, announced Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon.

St. Paul's Foundation