With 12 months to go, until the TACC and UCC open, we reflect on the milestones achieved to date and look forward to the day we can begin delivering enhanced patient care in these highly anticipated spaces.
This November marks one year until the opening of the new Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC) and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre. With 12 months to go, we reflect on the milestones achieved to date and look forward to the day we can begin delivering enhanced patient care in these highly anticipated spaces.
Over the past three years we've witnessed the impressive structure develop right before us; from demolishing portions of the former Shaughnessy building, to digging the foundation in the ground where it once stood and quickly filling it with tonnes of concrete and steel. We've seen the cranes come and go, and celebrated topping off the building this past spring.
Preparations continue as we plan for occupancy, move day, and beyond. Many staff will participate in a series of orientation and training sessions to become familiar with their new surroundings, as well as day-in-the-life exercises to run typical patient care delivery scenarios, testing work flow in their new space. To ensure our patient move day goes smoothly and safely, we'll also participate in several simulated mock moves by mapping out patient transfer routes and test timing down to the minute.
A significant amount of hard work has brought us to this stage including the countless hours spent by physicians, nurses, staff, patients and families who have provided input on designs to ensure the new spaces are both functional and comfortable. The input, experience and expertise from Children's and Women's staff, patients and families is greatly valued and will help shape the care of BC's babies, children, youth and women for decades to come.
As part of the one year to go celebrations, a 30-day, #1YR2GO social media campaign has been launched by the C+W redevelopment team. Every day during the month of November, stories, videos and information about what the TACC and UCC will mean for staff, physicians, and BC families will be shared via the redevelopment project Facebook and Twitter channels. Please connect with us and feel free to share, like and retweet.