Construction and parking update for February 26

craneFriday: crane on site in front of Oak Street Entrance
On Friday, February 28, from 07:00 am until 4:00 pm, there will be a crane at the campus entrance off of Oak Street.  The entrance will remain open, but will have single lane alternating traffic, directed by flaggers. Pedestrians and drivers, please use caution and follow flagger’s directions.

Construction Reminders:

Water Main Repair Near 28th Avenue Parking Lot Entrance
The area by the Clinical Support Building is being excavated to repair a water main. This construction should be completed by the end of February. The 28th Ave entrance to the campus is open and vehicles can still go from the 28th Ave entrance to the northeast patient and staff parking lots. Pedestrian traffic is not affected. You will still be able to travel along the ring road from the 28th Ave entrance to the Clinical Support Building, CFRI, Ambulatory Care Building, and the BC Children’s/BC Women’s main building.

Entrance ClosuresDoors 43 and 45 to the Shaughnessy Building close permanently
Entrances 45 and 43, across from the Ambulatory Care Building, are permanently closed. To access the Ambulatory Care Building, families can use the glass tunnel between Shaughnessy and the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals main building. If you have an appointment at the Ophthalmology or Orthopedic Clinic, your clinic has moved.
Click here to find the Ophthalmology Clinic
Click here to find the Orthopedic Clinic

Oak Street Entrance to Children’s closed
Entrance 11 (by Second Cup) is now closed until April 2014. Sidewalks in the area are also closed. Click here to learn more.

construction

When does construction work happen?

  • Monday to Friday – 7:30am and 4:00pm.
  • Coffee Break: 10:00am to 10:15am, no construction
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm to 12:30pm, no construction
  • Weekends:  once in a while

Emergency Entrance cautions
Construction is going on near the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency entrance. Please leave limited parking in the area for families needing the Emergency Department. When getting picked up or dropped off, please use these the North entrance (#17) instead.

Use our Free Valet Service for Parking
Drive to entrance #36 (Near Emergency).
Leave your car with the valet and he will park it.  Regular parking fees apply.
Click here for more information.

IMG_7153 Lobby wall graphic 2 (Copy)BC Children’s Hospital Lobby changes
When you come to the BC Children’s Hospital Lobby you will see some changes.  Along with bright colours and designs, we have a new information desk next to patient registration.  Lobby washrooms, including the one with an adolescent change table have been moved.  Click here for a map of the closest washrooms.


Construction means less parking

  • Please allow extra time when coming to your appointments.
  • Watch for new signs and follow directions of flag persons
  • Please drive slowly

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

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Main entrance to BC Children’s will be closed this weekend

Updated

Due to the renovations underway at the Main Entrance of BC Children’s Hospital, the main entry door (number 35) will be temporarily closed from 6 am on Saturday, February 22 until 6 am on Sunday, February 23.

Staff, patients, families and visitors must use the north entrance (number 17) to access the main lobby during this time between 6am and 9pm on Saturday (revised time). During this time, the Emergency Entrance (number 37) will remain open for Emergency patients only, and there will be no access to the Emergency Department from the underground parkade. A flagger will be on hand to direct traffic arriving at the underground parkade.

entrance35

Still not sure what all of the construction is for? Here is a video to help you get a sense of where it’s all leading:

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News and events from our friends

Here’s what’s happening in the next little while:
(Click on the logo/graphic to learn more)

Rare disease foundation

Tomorrow (Feb. 19) meet Empowering Steps Movement Therapy, a gymnastics-based, child-centred habilitation program for kids with disabilities at the Rare Disease Foundation’s monthly meeting. 7pm; room 2108, CFRI building at BC Children’s. New parents always welcome!

Canucks Autism Network

CAN & ACT present a workshop for coaches, sports instructors, teachers & parents on how to includes/support kids with autism in sports/recreation. March 1, in downtown Vancouver.

BC GovernmentThe BC Government wants input about how to include people with disabilities in their communities. There are many ways to participate. Open to all people with disabilities, their parents, family members, employers, etc.

Kids New West

Kids New West hosts a series of free workshops on supporting the emotional and social development of kids. For parents& professionals. Feb 21 & 22 in New West.

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Construction and parking update for February 18

Water Main Repair Near 28th Avenue Parking Lot Entrance
Deramore Construction is excavating an area by the Clinical Support Building to repair a water main. This construction should be completed by the end of February. The 28th Ave entrance to the campus is open and vehicles can still go from the 28th Ave entrance to the northeast patient and staff parking lots. Pedestrian traffic is not affected. You will still be able to travel along the ring road from the 28th Ave entrance to the Clinical Support Building, CFRI, Ambulatory Care Building, and the BC Children’s/BC Women’s main building.

Construction Reminders:

Entrance ClosuresDoors 43 and 45 to the Shaughnessy Building close permanently
Entrances 45 and 43, across from the Ambulatory Care Building, are permanently closed. To access the Ambulatory Care Building, families can use the glass tunnel between Shaughnessy and the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals main building. If you have an appointment at the Ophthalmology or Orthopedic Clinic, your clinic has moved.
Click here to find the Ophthalmology Clinic
Click here to find the Orthopedic Clinic

Oak Street Entrance to Children’s closed
Entrance 11 (by Second Cup) is now closed until April 2014. Sidewalks in the area are also closed. Click here to learn more.

construction

When does construction work happen?

  • Monday to Friday – 7:30am and 4:00pm.
  • Coffee Break: 10:00am to 10:15am, no construction
  • Lunch Break: 12:00pm to 12:30pm, no construction
  • Weekends:  once in a while

Emergency Entrance cautions
Construction is going on near the BC Children’s Hospital Emergency entrance. Please leave limited parking in the area for families needing the Emergency Department. When getting picked up or dropped off, please use these the North entrance (#17) instead.

Use our Free Valet Service for Parking
Drive to entrance #36 (Near Emergency).
Leave your car with the valet and he will park it.  Regular parking fees apply.
Click here for more information.

IMG_7153 Lobby wall graphic 2 (Copy)BC Children’s Hospital Lobby changes
When you come to the BC Children’s Hospital Lobby you will see some changes.  Along with bright colours and designs, we have a new information desk next to patient registration.  Lobby washrooms, including the one with an adolescent change table have been moved.  Click here for a map of the closest washrooms.


Construction means less parking

  • Please allow extra time when coming to your appointments.
  • Watch for new signs and follow directions of flag persons
  • Please drive slowly

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

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Travis Vagner brings The Jungle Book to Sunny Hill

Vagner Mural Jungle BookHave you had a chance to see the new Jungle Book mural at Sunny Hill Health Centre?

The halls of Sunny Hill have long been in need of decorating. Patients and families have been telling us for years that they would love to see something fun on the walls to lift their spirits. Well, Travis Vagner heard the pleas and responded. He donated 180 hours of time to paint the gorgeous Jungle Book mural on the second floor. Patients, families and staff are going out of their way just to have a look at it. The colourful, light-hearted scene from the popular movie makes everyone smile. Thanks, Travis!

Check out Travis’ Facebook page and don’t miss the fun time-lapse video below.

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BC Children’s Hospital welcomes Beryl Young

As a part of the Storytime Program, BCCH Family Support & Resource Centre and CWILL.BC are proud to present children’s author Beryl Young.

Beryl YoungDate: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 10am
Location: Schoolroom
3rd floor of BC Children’s Hospital
Who can attend: all BC Children’s Hospital in-patients and out-patients and their families.
*Note: please do not attend if your child has signs of cold or flu (coughing, sneezing, runny noses, fever, etc.)

Beryl Young

Beryl Young is the author of poems, stories and radio talks, the producer of music records for babies as well as the author of three children’s books. Her first fiction book Wishing Star Summer (2001) was on B.C. best-seller lists and received many award nominations. It was followed by Charlie: a Home Child’s Life in Canada (2009) and Follow the Elephant (2010). Her latest book Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot! (2013), tells the story of twin seven-year-old who are given a talking parrot named Guapo. Hilarious antics ensue. Beryl lives in Vancouver and has three children and four grandchildren.

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News and events from our friends

Here’s what’s happening in the next little while:
(Click on the logo/graphic to learn more)

Abbotsford School District

The Abbotsford School District hosts Dr. Stuart Shanker on Feb. 20 at 6:30 pm. Topic: Calm, Alert and Learning: how to help your child learn to self-regulate. Free admission; registration required. For details, see the seminar poster.

Patients and PartnersPatients as Partners hosts a 5-part webinar series on patient involvement & engagement. First webinar is this Wednesday, Feb. 5 at noon PST. Click for details.

BC GovernmentThe BC Government wants input about how to include people with disabilities in their communities. There are many ways to participate. Open to all people with disabilities, their parents, family members, employers, etc.

Kids New West

Kids New West hosts a free forum on supporting the emotional and social development of kids. Feb 21 & 22 in New Westminster.

Rare disease foundation

Rare Disease Day is on Feb. 28. The Rare Disease Foundation will be hosting speakers, research updates and a celebration. Children welcome; food & drink provided. At BC Children’s Hospital.

 

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