Project Progress Update from Dave Ingram, C&W Redevelopment Chief Project Officer & Executive Director, PHSA
As you make your way around the BC Children's and BC Women's campus, you will have undoubtedly noticed the activity and progress of construction for the new Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC).
The TACC is taking shape thanks to the passion and determination of hundreds of dedicated health-care providers, hospital staff, designers, patients and their families.
It’s been a long process to get us to this stage, and every step of the way, we’ve sought and received input. We learned from other facilities and then started to mold those ideas into design concepts, drawings, blue prints and mock ups.
In late March, the C&W Redevelopment Team hosted two full days of open houses of the life-size ‘mocked-up’ patient rooms in the new TACC. We invited care providers, patients, families and donors to take a tour of the rooms and test out the new design.
I would encourage you to take a few minutes to learn about the design development process and see the mocked-up spaces in the Designing the Teck Acute Care Centre video
As the ground floor of the TACC started to take shape in May, we welcomed the arrival of George, the third and last of the tower cranes to arrive on the hospital campus.
In June, crews completed one of the largest concrete pours on site. More than 70 trucks delivered concrete for the foundation of the generator room alone.
Construction is now well underway on the fourth floor suspended slab.
In just a few months, the first few floors of the TACC have begun to take shape. These are floors that will house critical patient areas like the Emergency Department and Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
We are now in a new phase in the project as we think more deeply about how we will provide care in the TACC and help physicians and staff plan for opening day. In addition to that critical operations planning, there will be many other goals we will work towards in the coming months:
• Completion of the construction documents for the TACC
• Procuring more than $30 million of medical equipment, including radiology equipment, lights and booms
• Progressing the design for the Urgent Care Centre at BC Women's Hospital
• Planning for Phase 3 of the project, which involves the addition of 10 single-room maternity rooms for BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and moving Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children to the Oak Street campus.
We’ll continue to share more information about all this work as the year progresses. Stay tuned for future updates and information on the construction.
Dave Ingram, C&W Redevelopment Chief Project Officer
& Executive Director, PHSA