Help shape the plans for the new Royal Columbian Hospital.


Patient-centred care is a key guiding principle in Royal Columbian Hospital’s redevelopment. It recognizes the patient and family are at the heart of every decision, empowered to be equal partners in care with their needs, preferences, and cultural beliefs valued.

Patient and family consultation

We regularly seek the opinions of people who’ve stayed at our hospital. Patient and family input is solicited on a number of topics ranging from space design, technology, and equipment, to food and community notices.

Our Family and Patient Consultation Group of former patients and family provide insight into their personal experiences at Royal Columbian Hospital. Their input helps shape the patient-centredness of new buildings, especially the Acute Care Tower proposed in phase two. Members of the Aboriginal, South Asian and Chinese communities are also engaged through meetings, focus groups or surveys for their insights into cultural care needs.

A Mental Health and Substance Use Patient Advisory Committee provides feedback on the design of the mental health building and Emergency’s mental health zone. 

We also include patients or family members on each of the hospital’s six multi-disciplinary study teams. These teams provide clinical input, recommendations and direction for the business plan which outlines scope, needs and budget for phase two and three.

Attend an event

We regularly meet with neighbours and our community. We invite you to learn more.

  • 2016 Nov 17 Patient & Family Consultative Group Phase 2-3
  • 2016 Oct 6 Mam’ele awt Aboriginal Community Centre
  • 2016 Sept 22 Mental Health and Substance Use Patient & Family Consultative Group
  • 2016 Sep 19 New Westminster City Council meeting (open to public)
  • 2016 Sept 15  Patient & Family Consultative Group Phase 2-3
  • 2016 Sept 14 Aboriginal Engagement:  Positive Women’s Network
  • 2016 Aug 29 New Westminster City Council meeting (open to public)
  • 2016 May 17 McBride Sapperton Resident’s Association Meeting