The New Acute Care Centre

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. 

The three-phased project will see the relocation and demolition of a minor set of buildings on the Oak Street campus to make way for a new Acute Care Centre in Phase II (2014-2017).

The new Acute Care Centre will house BC Women’s flagship Newborn ICU. With an expected opening date of 2017/18, the much larger Newborn ICU will be close to a football field in size. The spacious design will allow for 70 private suites for each newborn and their family. It will greatly enhance the ability of doctors and nurses to provide the safest, best care to these fragile babies.

Artist rendering of a Private Suite in the future Newborn ICU