Burnaby residents are one step closer to a modern, state-of-the-art medical and surgical health care campus at Burnaby Hospital.


Chris Campbell, (BURNABY NOW) — Burnaby residents are one step closer to a modern, state-of-the-art medical and surgical health care campus at Burnaby Hospital.

Three qualified teams have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design and build the new Keith and Betty Beedie Pavilion, a new Energy Centre, and upgrade existing buildings on campus.

These upgrades include enhancements to the emergency department, operating rooms, pre- and post-operative recovery spaces, and the medical device reprocessing department.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) materials were issued to the following three successful proponents of the request for qualifications process:

  • EllisDon Design Build Inc.
  • Ledcor Design-Build (B.C.) Inc.
  • Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd.

To inform the proposals, the proponents will reference detailed information developed by the project team which outlines Burnaby Hospital’s requirements for space, layout, equipment, and scope.

The RFP process will determine which of these three teams Fraser Health will select to lead the design and build the next phases. The successful proponent will be identified through a merit-based evaluation process which will complete in mid-2021, said Fraser Health.

The provincial government announced the approval of the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project in 2019. Phase one will include the new six-storey Keith and Betty Beedie Pavilion with 78 rooms, most of which are single-patient, which will not only enhance infection prevention and control, but provide greater comfort and privacy to improve the patient and family experience.

The Beedie Pavilion will include a mental health and substance use inpatient unit to offer patients specialized care in a safe, private environment. In addition, the Beedie Pavilion will include a new maternity and labour and delivery unit which will provide single-room care to women during labour, delivery, recovery and post-partum. This model promotes family-centred care for newborns and families. The Beedie Pavilion will also include a general medical inpatient unit including negative pressure rooms to enhance infection control. The construction is expected to begin in 2021 and complete in 2024.

Phase one of the redevelopment will also expand and renovate existing buildings on the health care campus. This will include a larger emergency department, which will reduce wait times, provide greater patient privacy and comfort, and enhance infection control. It will also add four new operating rooms, additional pre-operative and post-operative recovery spaces and a new medical device reprocessing department. These upgrades are expected to be complete by mid-2025.

The estimated $577-million cost of phase one of the redevelopment project is funded by the Province, Fraser Health, and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

For more information on the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project, visit www.fraserhealth.ca/bhredevelopment.


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