The building blocks of wellness
We’re bringing the future of health care to life.
The Jim Pattison Medical Campus is the most innovative and integrated capital project in Canadian history. It’s purpose built to put people first.
Sitting on 18 acres just east of Vancouver’s downtown core, the Campus will be home to the new St. Paul’s Hospital: a 1.2 million square foot acute care hospital attached to a world-class research hub unlike anything else in Canada (or elsewhere for that matter).
- A magnet to attract and grow BC companies in life sciences, bio-technology, IT, AR/VR, and digital health.
- A catalyst for an entire health innovation precinct and R&D ecosystem – like Silicon Valley, but for health sciences.
- A place that will accelerate innovation, compassion, and social justice.
And this is just the beginning!
- We’re reimagining care pathways so you and your loved ones get the care you need no matter where you live.
- We’re making each touch point within the system more holistic to put the emphasis where it belongs: on wellness and sustainability.
- And we’re building incredible new spaces that will bring innovation – and compassion – to life for all British Columbians.
This is the future of health care. And it’s going to change everything.
Purpose Built. People First.
The new St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus is a purpose-built hospital designed to put people first.
It’s already transforming the landscape on Station Street in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats neighbourhood. When the doors open in 2027, it will transform health care for patients, families, and caregivers across BC.
What makes it such a game-changer? Everything!
- Almost twice the size of the current St. Paul’s.
- Equipment budget in excess of $100 million.
- Attached to an 750,000 square foot research and innovation hub situated on an entire campus devoted to advancing health care.
- Equipped for networking, teaching & training, clinical trials, big data processing, bench-to-bedside research, and cross-discipline collaboration.
- Emphasis on holistic wellness with natural light, art, sacred spaces, and gardens.
- Pandemic-ready with 3 times more handwashing sinks, 8 times more negative pressure rooms, and advanced HVAC and infection control.
- Every inpatient room is a private room with a washroom, a shower, and a fold-out sofa for a loved one.
Read more about how we’re reimaging care for patients and staff at the new St. Paul’s!
The new St. Paul’s Hospital is where clinicians, scientists, researchers, and allied health professionals will discover better – more compassionate – ways to treat mental health and addiction, minimize the impact of chronic and infectious diseases, advance culturally safe Indigenous health care, promote healthy aging, and ensure pandemic preparedness.
This is where the heart and soul of St. Paul’s – a team of talented, tenacious people more than 6,000 strong – will continue to do what they do best: provide innovative care for patients and their families. Oh, and shoot for the moon.
Reimagine health care for patients, families, and caregivers across BC. Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the new St. Paul’s Hospital.
“Having a central hub where experts can work together in a coordinated way at a single location will be an absolute game changer. A place with resources to support patient care and assessment. A place where we can really leverage everything we know, and everything we learn, about cardiac care. ”
Dr. Sean Virani
Head of Cardiology, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Support and Research Centre
Life-changing research…and so much more.
Right now, in the crumbling old building on Burrard Street, scientists are working to cure sepsis, to leverage a newly-discovered immune pathway that could slow the progression of ALS, and not just treat but restore lung function in patients with COPD.
Imagine what they will do in a multi-million dollar research centre built specifically to bring “big bang” ideas to life?
The Clinical Support and Research Centre is poised to become a unique, best-in-class research hub that will accelerate the development of new drugs, treatments, and therapies.
- Everything – from its size, to its equipment budget, to the sky bridge that connects it to the new St. Paul’s Hospital – will expedite collaboration between patients, researchers, clinicians, and industry partners.
- With 750,000 square feet (about twice the size of the current St. Paul’s), Providence Research will bolster its core research facilities with space for emerging technology and prototyping, medical offices, retail, and a day care.
- The only facility in western Canada capable of first-in-human and first-in-disease clinical trials.
- A state-of-the-art space to expand our specimen biobank (already one of the largest in the world for heart and lung tissue).
- An integrated data centre to harness the power of AI and machine learning.
- A hub for nanotechnology, bioengineering and 3D bioprinting, virtual reality, and simulation.
- It will allow us to deliver a continuum of care on our campus: acute care in the hospital, outpatient care in our clinics, and follow-up visits – in person or remotely – with specialists from their offices in the Providence Research Institute.
The Centre will be a catalyst for life-changing research and innovation. And when the doors open, our researchers and clinician/scientists will finally have a home worthy of their talents.
The Clinical Support and Research Centre is our gateway to a transformative circle of research, discovery, and treatment. Join us for the renaissance.
“The Clinical Support and Research Centre will bring together our patients, physicians, researchers, clinicians, and staff, along with academic and government partners and industry players into one place to share ideas, collaborate on discoveries, and innovate new medical advancements that will change the world.”
President and CEO, Providence Health Care
“The Clinical Support and Research Centre at the new St. Paul’s Hospital will be a place for discovery, collaboration, and learning. It will attract the best and brightest care providers, scientists, and industry partners to deliver excellence and transform care. ”
Honourable Adrian Dix
Minister of Health
A new approach to long-term care
Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea
A whole new approach to long-term care is coming to BC. It’s inspired by the de Hogeweyk “dementia village” concept pioneered in the Netherlands. And because this is Providence, we’ve adapted and blended it with other global best practices to give it our own uniquely-compassionate, home-grown spin.
The first of our villages is already under construction in Comox. It’s called Providence Living Place, Together by the Sea. And we are optimistic the second village will take shape in Vancouver on the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital.
Our mandate is simple, but oh-so-meaningful: to recreate the feeling of home.
- The village is built around a spacious, secure courtyard so residents have the freedom to move around and safe access to the outdoors.
- Residents will live in small, self-contained households. Each household has 12 single rooms and each room has its own private bathroom.
- Lounges and kitchens within each household will give residents the opportunity to help with food preparation, cooking, and even laundry as they would in their own homes.
- Care staff will be dedicated to a single household to encourage connections between residents and caregivers.
- On-site amenities will include community gardens, an art studio, bistro, chapel, and a day care to bring joy and purpose to residents, families, and the wider community.
It’s simple and radical at the same time. And it reflects our vision for the future of seniors care. A vision to create homes that are cheerful and authentic. That foster heartfelt connections. That meet our residents’ needs with dignity, grace, and compassion.
We’re creating homes where you’d be proud to visit your loved one. Homes you would choose for yourself! Your support is an essential part of this vision.
“We’re shifting toward a social model for seniors care because we know what can happen when we encourage residents to maintain as much autonomy as possible…when they have opportunities to find fulfillment through activity…when they can find solace in nature, and joy and purpose through community.”
Mark Blandford, Interim President and CEO, Providence Living
The Centre for Healthy Aging
Wrapping our arms around the most vulnerable.
You don’t have to be a senior to know that the current system is poorly equipped to help older adults manage their complex health and psycho-social needs.
Care is often a hodgepodge of uncoordinated services characterized by long waits and multiple trips to see different specialists. In many cases, no one has a holistic overview of all the moving parts. That can lead to a host of issues including anxiety for patients and families, gaps in care, and unchecked drug interactions.
The Centre for Healthy Aging, on the campus of the new St. Paul’s Hospital, will change all of that. It will become the hub for a streamlined health care experience so older adults across BC can access the care and support they need, when and where they need it.
We’ll accomplish this with a comprehensive yet-still holistic approach.
- Patients and families will receive true wraparound care at the Centre and in tandem with our partner organizations.
- Patients will have easy access to on-site, single-appointment diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory, rehabilitation, and other services.
- Caregiving teams will work together expedite referrals to specialists, outpatient resources, and ambulatory services.
- Multidisciplinary teams will be able to provide comprehensive needs’ assessments that encompass each patient’s medical, social, functional, and cognitive abilities and challenges.
The overarching goal is to better support seniors living at home, reduce stressful visits to the emergency department for primary care needs, and delay or defer entry into long-term care.
Once the Centre is established at the new St. Paul’s, the plan is to replicate this care model and roll it out province-wide to meet the complex needs of older adults in communities across BC.
The Centre for Healthy Aging is BC’s first purpose-built facility specifically designed to improve care for older adults. Join us and bring enduring change to seniors care across BC.
“With 130 years of experience, Providence is a recognized leader in seniors’ care and research. Through our leadership, research, advocacy, and bold initiatives like the Centre for Healthy Aging, we’re bringing positive change and better health outcomes to older adults across BC.”
Dr. Janet Kow
Geriatric Specialist, Physician Program Director of Elder Care, Providence Health Care