Phase 1 Expansion

A bigger, better equipped perioperative suite

Expansion to the third floor of Jim Pattison Pavilion North at VGH will benefit patients, physicians and staff in the following – and many other – ways.



16 larger, universally sized ORs with standardized layout to provide

maximum flexibility meeting current CSA standards, including infection control.


ORs with integrated state-of-the-art technology and equipment,

including educational connectivity.


40-bed consolidated pre- and post-op unit

to improve the continuity of patient care and reduce OR holds.


Pre-op anesthesia intervention bays

to ensure sufficient time and space for anaesthesia  procedures.


Updated and enhanced plumbing, electrical and HVAC

to maintain safety and to support new equipment and technologies.


A new elevator dedicated to JPP 2 and 3 to support patient movement.


Smaller, easier to access sterile cores, each supporting a pod of 8 ORs

to minimize travel time and enable just-in-time stocking.

Additional and larger storage spaces in the clean corridors.


Appropriately sized and configured work spaces for

Anaesthesia, Perfusion, Medical Imaging, Housekeeping and other services.


A new staff lounge and enhanced locker space.