This image is an earlier concept graphic of the new St. Paul's.

Patient Health the Catalyst for the New St. Paul’s

Promise Magazine: Spring/Summer 2016

A bold vision to develop a new hospital and health campus that will transform the future of health care for British Columbians

The BC Ministry of Health has a vision for delivering the best care to British Columbians, and St. Paul’s will help realize this vision with Providence Health Care’s plan to establish a new state-of-the-art hospital and integrated health campus at Station Street in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats.

This vision places the patient at the centre, with the goal of delivering co-ordinated health care services where and when people need them. It will put as much emphasis on helping people to stay healthy, address minor acute illness and better manage their chronic illnesses, as on providing critical and acute care services when they are very sick, supported by technological innovation.

The Right Care, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

The new St. Paul’s will drive innovation and shift the way health care services are delivered across BC in the future.

It will be designed to provide the best care by combining critical, emergency and acute care with community and primary care services. This will allow patients to receive seamless care at home, in the community or in the hospital—wherever their needs are best met. This will result in reduced wait times, better patient health outcomes and a better experience for patients and their families.

Integrated Hospital Primary and Community Care

The new world-class care, research and teaching hospital and integrated health care campus will provide state-of-the-art treatment and new specialized services across the spectrum of care for patients.

It is anticipated that the brand-new high-tech acute care hospital will have an emergency department, operating rooms, intensive care and critical care units, transplant programs, and other programs and services to treat people when they are the sickest and need specialized care.

The hospital will be connected and integrated with a number of primary care, community services and support programs, both at the Station Street health campus and in the broader community, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and other providers, to meet continuing needs of patients throughout BC and the local communities, including the West End and Downtown Vancouver.

Building on Excellence

The project will build on St. Paul’s global leadership in medical care, research and teaching, as well as its provincial leadership role and proven reputation. Today, St. Paul’s is world-renowned for its delivery of highly specialized provincial and local programs and services for people from across BC, especially for the most vulnerable patient populations:

  • Critically ill British Columbians with heart, lung and kidney conditions
  • Those suffering from mental health, addictions and other complex urban health issues
  • Those with HIV/AIDS
  • The elderly and people with chronic illnesses associated with aging and end-of-life issues.

The project will also capitalize on St. Paul’s many world-class medical and surgical areas of excellence, such as emergency and critical care, maternity, diagnostics, and numerous surgical specialties, including ear/nose/throat, colorectal, orthopaedic and many more.

With the integration of teaching and research, at a state-of-the-art hospital and health campus, St. Paul’s will advance health care delivery and knowledge for the benefit of all British Columbians for generations to come.

For more information and to keep informed regarding project updates please visit Providence Health Care’s project website: