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Burnaby Hospital redevelopment will deliver better health care in a growing region

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Burnaby Hospital redevelopment will deliver better health care in a growing region

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Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Fraser Health
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media@fraserhealth.ca
604 450-7881
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Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Fraser Health
Media pager
media@fraserhealth.ca
604 450-7881

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Burnaby Hospital redevelopment details

New patient care tower:

The six-storey, 78-bed patient care tower will feature:

  • main floor: administration; food services
  • second floor: consolidation of outpatient clinics relocated from the West Wing building, support Facilities building and the nursing tower
  • third floor: medical and surgical inpatient unit, relocated from the West Wing building
  • fourth floor: maternity, labour and delivery unit, relocated from the support facilities building and the nursing tower. Features 10 single-patient rooms, a neonatal intensive care unit, and eight postpartum beds
  • fifth floor: 30-bed mental health and substance use inpatient unit, relocated from the Cascade building
  • sixth floor: mental health outdoor therapy area

Renovated and expanded support facilities building:

Opened in 1978, this building is home to operating and procedure rooms, the emergency department, medical imaging, diagnostic cardiology, laboratory services, pharmacy, food services, laundry and community outpatient services. The expansion will cover 6,788 square metres (73,065 square feet) along with renovations to 4,386 square metres of space on levels 2 to 4 of the existing building. Expansion space will feature:

  • 87 parking stalls, a new medical device reprocessing department, expansion to the emergency department with relocation of the acute and mental health zones in new space; four new operating rooms

Renovated areas will accommodate:

  • new pharmacy, new food services department
  • expansion of emergency department featuring an increase of treatment bays from 47 to 62; relocation of diagnostic cardiology from the West Wing building
  • 18 new pre-operative and post-operative recovery spaces on the fourth floor

Nursing tower renovations:

Opened in 1978, this building is home to staff facilities, inpatient units, outpatient services, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department, the maternity department, palliative care unit, intensive care unit, endoscopy, cystoscopy and orthopaedic units. Work will feature:

  • main floor: relocation of medical and surgical inpatient unit from West Wing building; new laundry and supply rooms
  • fourth floor: additional recovery space for the endoscopy suite

West Wing and Cascade buildings:

  • Opened in 1958, the 66-bed West Wing building has outpatient clinics, food services department, laundry and housekeeping, cafeteria, facilities maintenance and operations, and biomedical engineering.
  • The Cascade building was opened in 1973 and houses mental health and substance use outpatient programs.
  • These buildings will be demolished to make room for Phase 2.

Detailed business planning is also underway for a second patient-care tower and state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre (eight levels, 160 beds). Subject to planning and government approval, work is expected to commence in 2024 and the facility is expected to be open to patients in 2027.

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