New Urgent Care Centre at BC Women’s Hospital

Issue: BCMJ, Vol. 60, No. 2, March 2018, page(s) 86 News

The new Urgent Care Centre at BC Women’s Hospital is the only one of its kind in Canada for women who are pregnant through until 6-weeks post-birth, who arrive for triage, assessment, and admissions to BC Women’s Hospital. The new facility provides care to mothers in a quiet, private, welcoming space while enabling interdisciplinary collaboration. It features:
•    10 large, private single-patient rooms with designated space for a family member and private patient washrooms.
•    Redesigned clinical and patient areas to improve line-of-sight and flow of patients.
•    Large team-care centre and private providers’ area to ensure interprofessional consults and interdisciplinary work.
•    Improved infection control with dedicated infection isolation rooms.

The new Urgent Care Centre is supported by a $3 million gift from the Lalji family.