Tower work begins for Lions Gate Hospital project

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Jan 27, 2022/DCN-JOC News Services

The six-storey Paul Myers Tower, named after the philanthropic owner of Keith Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd, will have eight operating rooms, a pre-operative and post-operative care area, including anesthesia intervention and isolation rooms. There will be 108 beds in 84 single rooms. All will have ensuite washrooms. Myers donated $25 million for the project.

The tower is expected to be completed in 2024.

“People on the North Shore deserve to know that there’s a modern, high-quality hospital facility available in their community if they or their loved ones ever find themselves in the position to require acute care,” said Bowinn Ma, minister of state for infrastructure and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “Our government’s decision to take action on building a new Lions Gate Hospital tower is incredibly important to our community and I’m pleased to see construction underway.”

Lions Gate Hospital currently has 254 beds, eight operating rooms and a variety of diagnostic services and equipment.

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