The proposed St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, is one step closer to construction, with two teams short-listed to participate in the next stage of the competition to design, build, and partially finance the facility.

The following two teams were invited to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process: Ellis Don Infrastructure Healthcare; and The PCL team. Providence Health Care will evaluate the RFPs and select a company for design and construction. The merit-based evaluation process is expected to be completed in late 2020.

The provincial government approved the business plan for the new St. Paul’s on Feb. 15, 2019. The new hospital and health campus will have capacity for up to 548 beds. The site will be the home of several provincial programs and referral centers. The new hospital will offer a diverse list of general and specialized care, including HIV/AIDS, emergency, critical care, mental health, addictions, Indigenous health, maternity, and community care and outreach programs. The site of the new St. Paul’s is currently undergoing a rezoning process with the City of Vancouver, which is expected to be completed this fall.