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Teck Acute Care Centre

Since the completion of the $200-million Campaign for BC Children in November 2013, the early stages of construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre, the heart of the new hospital, have transformed the BC Children’s Hospital site.

Contributions from more than 80,000 donors from across BC and the Yukon made this massive and transformational project possible. On March 2014, Affinity Partnerships – the consortium chosen to manage the hospital construction project – revealed detailed, floor-by-floor designs for the eight-storey building. The plans reflected input from caregivers, hospital administrators, patients and their families. The layout shows thoughtful and family-centred features aimed at enhancing care for children. This includes spacious private patient rooms, healing gardens and operating rooms that will facilitate minimally invasive treatments.

Between May and December 2014, construction crews demolished parts of the 75-year-old Shaughnessy Building to make way for the Teck Acute Care Centre. The site also welcomed three cranes – Craniac, Apollo and George, named by children from across BC – to lift steel beams and other building materials into place.

During a two-week period in March 2015, hospital staff walked through life-sized mock-ups of various clinical rooms – fitted with real medical equipment, patient beds, light switches, fixtures and more – to test the space and configuration of these features. The mock-ups allowed clinical users to test the design and evaluate the real-life model against their expectations.

This process demonstrates the hospital’s ongoing commitment to building the best possible centre for children and families, and to ensuring our care providers can do their best work in the new facility.

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