Vision for the Future

When the expanded state-of-the-art Newborn ICU opens in the new Acute Care Centre, the equipment and technology funded through donor support today will greatly enhance the resources in the new Newborn ICU.

  • Keri joins Julie De Salaberry, NICU Program Manager who shows her the concept rooms the NICU team of doctors, nurses and families have been working on.

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    The purpose of the concept rooms is to determine exactly how the room will function before construction even starts. 

    Every inch of space, every electrical outlet, every piece of furniture and medical equipment is considered to optimize how the doctors and nurses will work within the space to provide the very best care for their patients.  Special consideration has been made to see how the family will best be accommodated so they can room in with their baby. 

    The goal is to keep families with their babies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to be the integral part of the care team that they are.  

  • To give babies the best care possible, the Provincial Health Services Authority is building a new hospital that will include BC Women’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit and high risk birth programs. 

  • Using the IFD design process, healthcare professionals work together to improve the patient care experience - before construction even begins.  

    BC Women's NICU staff show us how the design process works.