Do you live or work in the West End or Downtown Vancouver? Please sign Councillor Adriane Carr's petition to keep emergency medical services at the St. Paul's Hospital site even after the hospital is moved to the False Creek Flats.
Don't leave Vancouver's most dense neighbourhoods stranded without emergency medical care!
WHEREAS: the BC Government announced on April 13, 2015 that it will close St. Paul’s Hospital on Burrard Street in Vancouver’s West End and replace it with a new hospital in False Creek Flats in spite of the Premier’s commitment in 2012 to retain and upgrade the current hospital on Burrard Street; and
WHEREAS: on April 29, 2015 Vancouver City Councillor Adriane Carr was the only Councillor to vote against a motion by VISION Vancouver to support a new hospital and health care campus on the False Creek Flats, expressing her concerns about the lack of public consultation on the decision, the absence of commitment to retain critical health care services at the current St. Paul’s site, the impact of closing St. Paul’s on West End businesses and on the new West End Community Plan which was premised on St. Paul’s remaining at its current site, and the vulnerability of the proposed False Creek Flats site to earthquakes and sea level rise; and
WHEREAS: the populations of the West End and New Yaletown areas around St. Paul’s Hospital continue to grow and the West End is already the most densely populated area of Vancouver, with high numbers of seniors and members of the GLBTQ community who have chronic and acute health care needs, many of whom located in this area because of the hospital services at St. Paul’s.
THEREFORE: the undersigned citizens request that the BC and Vancouver City governments retain critical health care services on the current St. Paul’s Hospital site and conduct meaningful public consultations to determine the future of the St. Paul’s Hospital site including which health care services will be retained on the site.