ACT NOW Campaign

(For a New Inpatient Tower)

The new Yurkovich Family Pavilion for Richmond Hospital will be a facility of great promise for our community. Looking forward to accommodating the needs of our rapidly growing and aging population, the new tower will be built to incorporate current and future standards of care including a new Emergency Department, Medical Imaging Centre, larger sized operating rooms to accommodate the use of minimally invasive surgical equipment, private inpatient rooms and much more. And most importantly, the delivery of care will be enhanced through technological innovation, enabling our highly skilled doctors and nurses to deliver the highest quality of health care to everyone who needs it.

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A Hospital for the 21st Century

Modern medicine is dramatically different from what it was when Richmond Hospital opened more than 50 years ago.

Richmond Hospital urgently needs a new Acute Care Tower that incorporates the latest design for patient-centred care and meets or exceeds current standards of earthquake safety, infection prevention and control.
The facility will encourage collaborative practice between multi-disciplinary professionals, providing Richmond residents the highest calibre of health care.

Once the business plan is approved for the new Yurkovich Family Pavilion, the next phase of pre-construction can begin. This includes decanting or moving existing services to appropriate areas of Richmond Hospital before demolition of outdated facilities starts. Detailed design of the site and procurement of construction services is essential before construction can begin. Check back here for ongoing news of the Yurkovich Family Pavilion.

Business planning for the new facility is underway.

We look forward to a facility that will include:


Multi-purpose Operating Rooms

Right-sized to accommodate modern surgical equipment and technologies to ensure increased patient volumes can be met


Surgical Day Care Procedure Rooms

To address the growing demand for same-day procedures


State-of-the-art Sterilization Facility

For repurposing medical equipment from across the facility


Increase in In-patient Beds

Total of 219 inpatient beds including a Critical Care Unit (ICU-Intensive Care Unit and HAU-High Acuity Unit) – a total increase of 111 beds beyond what is currently available in the original north tower


Private Rooms

Ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality, and reducing the risk of infection


Patient Rehabilitation Areas

That promote faster healing and earlier “return-to-home”


Emergency Department

Containing a satellite Medical Imaging Centre, a short-stay pediatric unit and Psychiatric Emergency Unit


Medical Imaging Centre

With modern imaging modalities



To help build a better and healthier future for Richmond, please contact:

Jim Bindon
Director, Philanthropy
Richmond Hospital Foundation

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