Marketing strategy authorized for surgical house improve in Vancouver

VANCOVUER—Vancouver sufferers ready for surgical procedure are one step nearer to getting assist.

The province introduced it has authorized a marketing strategy for the second section of growth at Vancouver Basic Hospital (VGH). The mission will add 13 new working rooms (ORs) and 39 new perioperative affected person bays.

The primary section wrapped up in Could 2021 when the Phil and Jennie Gagladi Surgical Middle at VGH opened with 16 state-of-the-art ORs and a 40-bay pre-operative and post-operative restoration space. After the growth, the suite may have a complete of 30 ORs and 79 perioperative bays, in addition to upgraded infrastructure, together with heating, air flow, air con, electrical and plumbing.

“We all know how necessary it’s for individuals to have well timed entry to surgical care, not solely now, whereas COVID-19 is having an impression, however within the years forward,” mentioned Adrian Dix, minister of well being, in a press release. “The growth at VGH is predicted to extend the variety of surgical procedures carried out from the present 14,000 per yr to greater than 18,000 per yr, for a rise of 4,000 surgical procedures yearly.”

The 13 fashionable ORs will likely be outfitted with the newest life-saving medical expertise. A bigger, common design will allow surgical groups to carry out any surgical procedure in any room, maximizing effectivity. They may even proceed to satisfy the improved an infection controls which were put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In keeping with the province, the older part of the VGH working room suite is outdated and lacks correct house. The brand new 39-bed consolidated pre- and post-operative unit will assist the brand new ORs by offering more room for sufferers, care groups and obligatory gear, and can enhance the continuity of affected person care.

The $332 million mission is deliberate for completion in 2028. The associated fee is being shared between the provincial authorities and the VGH and Hospital Basis.