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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.

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