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The New St. Paul’s – Indicative Design Phase

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

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We want to ensure that patient and family ideas are considered and addressed in the design plans for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus! Do you want to join us in the indicative design planning phase where we are testing health care flows, clinical and non-clinical support requirements as well as technology and equipment?

Open to: Patient partners from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

Providence Health Care, Professional Practice Department


The Indicative Design phase of planning identifies the functional requirements and the arrangement of space at a detailed level, both within and between departments. Work in this phase will establish the layout for the buildings, confirm the assumptions in the functional program and establish the supporting building systems. Patients can offer their insights into how the physical space might impact their experience of care. This includes ideas about care flow and space arrangements throughout the campus in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Experience in receiving care (or accompanying someone to receive care) in Critical Care areas, Maternity & NICU, or as an outpatient in a hospital, or have an interest and experience working in research or learning centres/libraries.
  • Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session and signed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact the Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 14
  • All group meetings are held at St. Paul’s Hospital (downtown Vancouver) - in person attendance is required
  • Preparation for meetings will involve reviewing email materials.
  • Patient partners are asked to commit to attend 2-3 hour meetings for a clinical program or area of their choosing (list and schedule below) in March, April and May.
  • Research group: March 6; April 25; May 23 0700-0900h
  • Critical Care: March 8; April 26; May 24 0700-0900h
  • Maternity & NICU: March 9; April 27; May 25 0700-0900h
  • Learning Centre: March 9; April 27; May 25 1030-1300h
  • Ambulatory Clinics, General and Specialty: March 9; April 27; May 25 0700-0900h and 1030-1300h
  • Healthy Aging & Rehabilitation: March 9; April 27; May 25 1430-1730h


Expenses related to travel (i.e. transit, parking up to $18/day, approved mileage) to attend the session will be reimbursed by Providence Health Care.


Providence Health Care has a bold vision to develop a new St. Paul’s hospital and health campus designed to appropriately address the future health needs of patients, families and our communities. From hospital care to primary and community health solutions, the new St. Paul’s will continue to lead innovations in care, research and teaching. The vision for the new world-class care, research and teaching hospital and integrated health campus is to ensure that the right level and quality of care is offered to each person by the appropriate provider, and at the appropriate location and time. For more information, visit: and

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Karen Estrin
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast


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