Paul Myers the local philanthropist who donated $25 million to Lions Gate Hospital and inspired the $100 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art Medical & Surgical Centre at LGH was guest of honour at a gathering to mark the latest phase in the construction of the new development.
He was joined by Ryan Beedie, President of Beedie Development Group and Chair of the campaign which successfully raised $104 million in support of the new facility.
The new plant that will power the new facility, as well as the rest of the LGH campus, is already operational and once this final demolition work is completed, the site will be ready for construction proper to begin.
The COVID-19 health emergency has placed more stringent infection control protocols on all hospitals. With the design of clinically enhanced spaces combined with ability to isolate more patients, the new hospital will be built to handle future health emergencies.
The facility, which will serve as a hub for acute and remote services for the North Shore and Coastal region, will include eight state-of-the-art operating rooms, a therapeutic healing and elder-friendly environment, a virtual health care centre serving more than 180,000 people, as well as 108 single patient rooms.
Construction for the Medical & Surgical Centre is expected to be completed at the end of 2024.