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Province of British Columbia
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2024HLTH0103-001065
July 8, 2024
Ministry of Health
Fraser Health
Provincial Health Service Authority
Construction team chosen for Burnaby Hospital redevelopment
Updated on July 9, 2024

BURNABY – People in Burnaby are another step closer to expanded, modernized health-care services as Fraser Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority have selected the preferred proponent team for Phase 2 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project.

The multi-party contract, known as a single target outturn cost alliance development agreement, involving PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. and Parkin Architects Western Ltd., was signed and approved on June 21, 2024. This alliance agreement means the owner, builder and designer team up for full project delivery.

“The vision to redevelop the Burnaby Hospital has always been to allow more people to have access to modernized acute-care services, such as life-saving cancer care, within their community,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “With Phase 1 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project well underway, Fraser Health is taking more major strides. I’m excited that we’ve reached this milestone because it means we are closer to beginning design and construction for Phase 2.”

Phase 2 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment includes the construction of the Keith and Betty Beedie Acute Care Tower, which will feature 160 private rooms to support general medicine, medical oncology, cardiac telemetry, intensive care and high-acuity patients, a new medical imaging department with two CT scanners, a spiritual-care suite, public spaces and hospital support services.

“We are grateful to our partners, staff and medical staff for their agility and dedication to our patients, families and communities as we make space for construction needs,” said Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health. “This redevelopment project is not just about building a new facility, it's about fostering hope, enhancing patient care and shaping a healthier future for everyone in Burnaby.”

The new tower will also be home to the new BC Cancer – Burnaby McCarthy Centre, which will include 54 ambulatory-care rooms, 31 chemotherapy chairs, space for five linear accelerators, space for two PET/CT scanners, an oncology pharmacy, and clinical trials and research space.

Phase 2 also includes the demolition of the West Wing building, expansion of the emergency department to 104 treatment spaces, and renovations to the endoscopy and laboratory components. Construction is expected to start in late 2025 and be ready for patients in 2030. The total cost of Phase 2 is approximately $1.7 billion with funding from the Province, Burnaby Hospital Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation.

“As a key funding partner, we are thrilled to contribute to this pivotal phase of our hospital’s transformation,” said Kristy James, president and CEO, Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “Our steadfast commitment to enhancing patient care and community health in Burnaby, East Vancouver and the surrounding areas remains unwavering. This redevelopment initiative mirrors our dedication to advancing medical excellence and innovation, setting a new standard in health-care delivery.”

In April, a Phase 1 construction milestone was reached with the removal of two cranes from the site. Phase 1 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment, undertaken by design-builder EllisDon, includes the construction of the new health-care pavilion, which features maternity, neonatal intensive care, mental-health in-patient and medical in-patient units. The estimated completion date for the new pavilion is 2025.

Additional work underway in Phase 1 includes a comprehensive upgrade of the Jim Pattison Surgery Centre, now with a total of 10 new or upgraded operating rooms, as well as renovations to the emergency department and other support areas as part of the expansion and renovation of the Support Facilities Building.

Quick Facts:

  • An alliance agreement involves a multiparty contract between an owner, builder and designer to collectively undertake the full project delivery.
  • Commonly used in Australia and the UK, alliance agreements are an equitable and collaborative model that is well-suited for large-scale, complex projects where a high-level of co-operation and flexibility is required. 
  • Burnaby Hospital opened in 1952 and provides a range of acute-care services, including emergency care, critical care, surgery, maternity, neonatal intensive care, palliative and adult mental-health and substance-use services.
  • Burnaby is the province’s third-largest city, and the number of patients requiring hospital care there is expected to increase by approximately 60% by 2036.

Learn More:

To learn more about Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment, visit: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/capital-projects/projects/burnaby-hospital

To learn more about health capital projects in B.C., visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/accessing-health-care/capital-projects

A backgrounder follows.

 
Contacts:
 
Ministry of Health
Media Relations
250 952-1887
 
Fraser Health
Media Line
604 613-0794
 
Provincial Health Services Authority
Media Line
778 876-7472
 

 
Province of British Columbia
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2024HLTH0103-001065
July 8, 2024
Ministry of Health
Fraser Health
Provincial Health Service Authority
What people are saying about the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment

Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake

“As one of the largest cities in the province, ensuring increased access to health care in Burnaby is a significant priority for our government. We are thrilled that substantial advancements have been made in the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project, bringing us closer to the realization of Phase 2. I’m grateful to everyone for their support and continued hard work on this important project.”

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds

“The redevelopment of the Burnaby Hospital, with its expanded capacity and specialized units, is a welcomed and much-needed addition to our community. This project reflects our government’s commitment to strengthening health services across the province.”

Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed –

“The evolution of Phase 2 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project marks another step towards meeting the health-care needs of people in our community. The finished project will allow us to ensure residents have improved access to health-care services, such as vital cancer care, for generations to come.”

Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby-North –

“Our government’s work to strengthen, expand and modernize health-care services will ensure that people living in Burnaby and the surrounding area can get the care they need, close to home. With Phase 2 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project moving forward, improved health care is on the horizon for our community.”

Mike Hurley, mayor, Burnaby –

“I am thrilled to see the progress on the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project, which will provide state-of-the-art health-care facilities and services for the people of Burnaby and beyond. Staff at the Burnaby Hospital have worked extremely hard to provide outstanding, lifesaving care to our community, and this redeveloped facility will help ensure they are able to continue to serve those in need for generations to come.”

David Byres, president and CEO, Provincial Health Services Authority –

“The new integrated BC Cancer centre at Burnaby Hospital will bring cancer care closer to home for patients and families in Burnaby and surrounding communities. Collaborating with Fraser Health, Indigenous partners, PCL – Parkin Architects and the Province, we’re committed to building a modern facility that prioritizes patient-centred care and embodies our commitment to Indigenous cultural safety.”

Dr. Kim Nguyen Chi, executive vice-president and chief medical officer, BC Cancer –

“Burnaby is a rapidly growing city and this marks an important milestone forward in enhancing cancer-care services in the region. The new BC Cancer centre as part of Phase 2 of the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment will increase our capacity to deliver life-saving treatment to meet the needs of both the present and the future.” 

Sarah Roth, president and CEO, BC Cancer Foundation –

“Today’s announcement marks progress towards more accessible cancer care for Burnaby families. Through support from BC Cancer Foundation donors, BC Cancer – Burnaby McCarthy Centre will bring life-saving technologies and innovative research capabilities to the city.”

 
Contacts:
 
Ministry of Health
Media Relations
250 952-1887
 
Fraser Health
Media Line
604 613-0794
 
Provincial Health Services Authority
Media Line
778 876-7472
 

 
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