Community partners (listed below) are planning a Town Hall Meeting on the future of St. Paul’s Hospital, on Tuesday, May 26. Below is more info. At the bottom, we have added links to selected media coverage.
West End Neighbours is not involved in organizing this meeting, but we encourage all West Enders to join in this important discussion. WEN is concerned that quality health care services continue to be available to our high-density neighbourhood, particularly given the high senior population in the West End. Appropriate phasing and re-development of the existing site need to take place to ensure the best possible outcomes for the neighbourhood. This is also a very important topic in the context of the West End Community Plan and future changes in the neighbourhood.
Protecting Health Care in downtown Vancouver
Town Hall Meeting on St. Pauls Hospital
Tues. May 26 – 7pm
West End Community Centre
- West End Seniors Network
- West End Business Improvement Association
- Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA
- Gordon Neighbourhood House
- Seniors Planning Table
Meeting description: The Liberal government has recently announced that St. Paul’s Hospital is closing, and moving out of downtown Vancouver, after years of promising a renewed hospital downtown. The West End Seniors’ Network, Seniors’ Planning Table at Gordon Neighbourhood House, West End Business Improvement Association (WEBIA) and MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert have come together to host a townhall to give the community an opportunity to help shape the future of health care downtown, an update on what’s going on, and a chance to share what your priorities are. From Facebook page, which has new info as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628737554079222/
Selected media coverage:
- Will St Paul’s Hospital move undercut West End plan? New residences could enliven Vancouver’s gay village, councilor says (by James Goldie, Xtra, 18-May-2015). Excerpt: In a letter to council, Regan asks, “When the major employment centre . . . is removed from the equation how does this impact other aspects of the plan?” Link: http://www.dailyxtra.com/vancouver/news-and-ideas/news/will-st-paul%E2%80%99s-hospital-move-undercut-west-end-plan-105861
- More articles coming…