Construction and parking update for Oct. 11

Message from the Redevelopment Team regarding Construction Noise
CW redevelopment“Major renovations are underway at BC Children’s & BC Women’s to help us better serve the medical needs of our patients and families from across British Columbia for years to come. We understand that the noise, and sometimes vibrations, associated with construction are an inconvenience. We are working hard to minimize the impacts on patients and families as we improve patient care.”

When does the major construction work happen?
Avoiding construction noise during your entire visit is likely to be impossible, but the Redevelopment Project has provide the following construction timetable to help you plan your day while here:

  • Monday to Friday – between 7:30am and 4:00pm. Generally, there is no major work done over the weekend.
  • Coffee Break: 10:00am to 10:15am, no construction
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm to 12:30pm, no construction

Construction inside BC Children’s Emergency Department Begins Next Week
constructionNext week, ceiling tiles will be removed in hallways, offices and patient care areas of Emergency to route electrical wires and piping. Infection Control procedures will be strictly followed. Service disruptions could result. Construction is expected to continue periodically for the next two months. Work will be completed between 07:30-11:00am, weekdays.

Construction Reminders:

New Parking System is Here!
The new Pay-by-Stall system is now in use at the Oak Street Campus of BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals. Click here for details.

Avoid using the Main Lobby entrance by Emergency
EmergCranePlease avoid getting picked up/dropped off near emergency if you are going to the BC Children’s main lobby. The area must remain clear for emergency vehicles. Parking in the area is short-term and very limited, so please leave it for people accessing the Emergency Department. Families are encouraged to use the free valet service, or to use the entrance off of Oak Street (by Second Cup)  or the North Entrance (#17).

BC Children’s Hospital lobby undergoing construction
IMG_7153 Lobby wall graphic 2 (Copy)The information desk is now beside patient registration in the main lobby of the hospital. A new wall has been put up where the desk used to be.
The three washrooms next to the main elevator bank in the lobby have been closed to make way for the new Orthopedic Clinic. Click here for a map of the first floor with locations of alternate washrooms.

Site construction limits available parking on campus.
Please allow extra time when coming to your appointment. Watch for new signage and follow directions of flag persons.

Please drive slowly 
Traffic patterns are constantly changing for both vehicles and pedestrians. Pedestrians may be hidden from view.

**For more information about the construction at BC Children’s & BC Women’s Hospitals, visit the Redevelopment Project Website.**

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