Lower Mainland Consolidation is an innovative approach to improve efficiency across health organizations in select non-clinical and clinical support areas.
Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, the Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Ministry of Health Services launched the initiative in August of 2009, setting the goal to achieve $100 million in annual cost savings.
Generating these savings maximizes the resources that can go to direct patient care and supports a sustainable, publicly-funded health care system.
How consolidation works
One organization assumes accountability for each consolidated service across the Lower Mainland. The consolidated department:
- Provides quality service to all participating organizations based on a service agreement
- Achieves specific cost savings targets through more collaboration, less duplication, standardization, more integrated structures, increased buying power and shared resources
For more information, contact the Collaboration Councils Program Management Office.