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Fraser Health's Burnaby Hospital to Undertake $1.3billion Redevelopment

Fraser Health's Burnaby Hospital to Undertake $1.3billion Redevelopment



Fraser Health's Burnaby Hospital to Undertake $1.3billion Redevelopment


Burnaby, Canada


Burnaby Hospital

Estimated Cost:

$1.3 Billion



Major facility upgrades of $1.3 billion at Burnaby Hospital and two new patient-care towers will give people in this growing community faster access to better health care.


The redevelopment, which at more than $1.3 billion will be among the province's largest-ever health care investments, will impact every part of the existing hospital campus. It will add two new patient-care towers with new wards and operating rooms, a total of almost 400 beds (the majority in single rooms), a bigger emergency department and a new cancer treatment centre.

The redevelopment begins with a new six-storey, 11,858 square-metre, 78-bed, patient-care tower. The tower will include an upgraded mental health and substance use inpatient unit, and a new maternity ward to offer enhanced care for new parents and their families. The tower is expected to open in 2023, with construction starting in 2021.

The redevelopment will also upgrade the support facilities building on campus, creating a larger emergency department, increasing the number of treatment bays from 47 to 62, and adding a new medical device reprocessing unit. It will also add four new operating rooms, bringing the total to nine; as well as 18 new pre-operative and post-operative recovery spaces. These upgrades are expected to be complete by 2024.

The second patient-care tower will have 160 new beds and a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre. It is expected to open in 2027. Detailed business planning for the tower is underway, with construction expected to begin in 2024.

This investment builds on the government?s work toward enhancing health-care services for people in Burnaby and around the province, including:

  • performing thousands more MRI tests throughout the province each year through the Surgical and Diagnostic Imaging Strategy;
  • increasing access to team-based health care with the launch of three local primary care networks and the opening of the new Burnaby Urgent and Primary Care Centre; and
  • better access to joint replacement surgery, through the Fraser Health hip and knee replacement program, which is increasing the number of hip and knee replacement surgeries in the region.