Project Scope & Objectives

Project Scope

We’ll transform UBCH into a hub for scheduled surgeries within VCH-Vancouver and enhance our inpatient clinical and support service spaces to provide best care over two phases of work funded by our VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation:

Phase 1: Laying the Foundation and Uniting the Sleep Disorders Program

  • Relocate Volunteer Resources to Purdy Pavilion ground floor.
  • Relocate Spiritual Care to Purdy Pavilion main floor, near the front entrance.
  • Unite the Sleep Lab and Sleep Clinic on Purdy Pavilion ground floor.
  • Upgrade Medical Device Reprocessing Department and OR equipment storage.

Phase 2: Inpatient Clinical Space

  • Renovate Koerner Pavilion, 2nd floor, and relocate the Transitional Care Unit and Internal Medicine to this floor.
  • Renovate Koerner Pavilion, 1st floor, to accommodate an expanded Surgery and a purpose-built eight-bed High Acuity Unit.

Project Objectives

By optimizing UBC Hospital’s surgical capacity, and enhancing inpatient care and support service spaces, we’ll achieve our objectives:

  • improve patient access to timely surgery and increase the number of scheduled cases completed within waitlist targets
  • improve patient safety and quality outcomes
  • support innovation and advanced education opportunities
  • reduce inefficiencies and the wasted time and efforts that frustrate us daily
  • position UBCH to accommodate future growth and technologies