The B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s hospitals redevelopment project
Project design began in 2010 with estimated costs of $676 million. Teck Resources contributed $25 million to the fundraising campaign by B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, the largest gift ever received by B.C. Children’s. Naming rights were thus granted to the corporate giant. About 80,000 donors contributed $200 million toward the hospital redevelopment project; the balance is funded by taxpayers.
Phase 1, 2010-14: Construction of the clinical support building, additional space for the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre which has 49 daycare spaces, primarily for children of hospital staff.
Phase 2, 2014-17: Construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre. It officially opens on Oct. 29 as the core of B.C. Children’s Hospital, though it includes some B.C. Women’s Hospital functions, such as the NICU. Renovations were also made to the Urgent Care Centre at the adjoining B.C. Women’s Hospital. Phase 3, beginning in 2018: Relocation of Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, which specializes in rehabilitation, from Slocan Street to the Oak Street campus and 10 more rooms for maternity care at B.C. Women’s. The old NICU and the former children’s hospital emergency department will be renovated to make way for Sunny Hill.