Construction of new acute care centre getting underway at BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

B-C’s Children’s Hospital will be getting a major upgrade with a new facility.

Health Minister Terry Lake says the hospital is in need of the 676 million dollar project.

“It’s been in existence for over 30 years and it’s time to update the facility to ensure that it is in fact in line with the very best facilities available.”

Stephen Forgacs from the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation says the Teck Acute Care Centre will provide many needed changes.

“A new emergency area, new operating rooms, new inpatient units. And it’ll allow families to stay comfortably at their child’s bedside in private rooms.”

The estimated total cost of the project is 676 million dollars.

Construction of the new facility will start this winter.


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  1. Health Minister Terry Lake just found out about the new construction at Vancouver Children’s Hospital?

    The ‘new construction’ started I think LAST YEAR when parking lot at 28th Ave was dug up, then construction crane and machinery moved in, MONTH AGO.

    Want to be some more announcements of this BRAND NEW INVESMENT will appear from time to time way past when the construction is finished?