The $1.9-billion replacement project for Vancouver’s 124-year-old St. Paul’s Hospital should be open within seven years, Premier John Horgan said Feb. 15.
”By 2026, there will be a new St. Paul’s Hospital on Station Street,” Horgan said. “It will be big, it will be better.”
“That’s pretty fantastic,” Minister of Health Adrian Dix said. “The premier directed us to do the work to get this done.”
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Horgan said the new facility will have 115 more beds – for a total of 548 – than the current facility, which will be sold with proceeds supporting the new hospital.
The new hospital, operated by Providence Health Care (PHC), is to be situated on a 7.4-hectare (18.4 acre) site on False Creek Flats, bought for $45.5 million through a public-private partnership. It is slated to include state-of-the-art health care, research and teaching facilities.