Teck Acute Care Centre Awakens

Chief Project Officer, Dave Ingram shares a Star Wars-themed look back at progress on the TACC in 2015 and a look ahead to 2016.

In-the-Spotlight-D-Ingram---Star-Wars-Text.jpgNot that long ago, on a hospital campus not that far away … It is a time of progress. Excitement grips the hospital campus as the combined forces of the BC Children's and BC Women's campus, Redevelopment Project and Affinity teams work steadily to forge a new future of health care for the children and women of British Columbia.

And having taken the Star Wars thing about as far as we can without getting really cheesy, let’s note that it will be another pivotal year in the development of the Teck Acute Care Centre (TACC). Less than two years away from opening day, we are focusing on how care will be provided in the TACC and helping physicians and staff plan for opening day. 

Construction of the new TACC is now undeniable, with the new building towering above all others on the Oak Street Campus. Not as visible are the thousands of hours of input provided by many people from the BC Children's and BC Women's campus, the Redevelopment Project team and consultants – all working together through the numerous different aspects required to ensure we have the right design to deliver the highest quality care for patients. 

Sincere thanks to everyone as we continue the great work to build the future of care over the coming months. 

Here are a few highlights of what we have accomplished in 2015 and what is ahead for 2016:

In 2015:
  • Completion of the construction documents for the TACC, which contain the fine level design detail for every aspect of the facility 
  • Procuring $20 million of medical equipment, including radiology equipment, lights and booms 
  • Advancing the design for the Urgent Care Centre 
  • Submission of the Phase 3 business case (for Sunny Hill and single room maternity care) to the Ministry of Health 
  • 32,600 cubic metres of concrete were poured for the TACC – that’s close to 2,900 dump trucks of mashed potatoes
In 2016:
  • “Topping Off” the TACC to make it water and air tight 
  • Continuing to procure major medical equipment, including patient monitoring, EEG and anesthesia 
  • Beginning construction of BC Women’s Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre 
  • Installation of the public art sculpture park as part of the City of Vancouver development requirements 
  • Completion of the Wellness Walkway 
  • Transition work to ensure everyone is ready to provide high quality care on opening day
  • We also have a short video that captures some of the construction highlights since Phase 2 began. 
We will continue to keep you updated as the year progresses. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with you in the future.

To find out more about the BC Children's and BC Women's Redevelopment Project, connect with us anytime by email cwredevelopment@cw.bc.ca, by phone 1.855.857.3897 or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Have a question or comment about the Teck Acute Care Centre construction?

Call the Affinity TACC Info Line 1-888- 587-9911, available 24/7 with any questions or comments related to construction, traffic or noise.

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