St. Paul's Hospital is an acute care, academic and research hospital located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was established in 1894 by the Sisters of Providence, as a 25-bed compassionate care hospital founded in the name of Bishop Paul Durieu, OMI, of New Westminster.
The hospital's foundation and the works of the Sisters of Providence in hospital care are commemorated in different areas of the hospital:
- Multi-panel display in the Main Entry, opposite the Gift Shop, near the Coffee Station, and within the foyer were the Saint-Paul's Hospital Foundation has an on-site office.
- Marble plaque, 15"x20" wide, which contains five etched figures of the Founding Mothers/Sisters from the Five Founding Congregations of Providence Health Care. Copies of these plaques are hung at the various sites that make up Providence Health Care. Ms. Carolyn Teare-Richardson was the sketch artist.
- Set of laminated frames depicting the history of the Sisters of Providence & the establishing of St. Paul's, in the hallway down on to the Operating Room and X-Rays, on the 2nd floor of the Providence Towers.
The hospital serves both the local community and patients from across B.C. Its downtown location brings many of Vancouver's tourists and visitors to its doors. Looking to the future, Saint-Paul's hospital is committed to strengthening the goals of the Sisters of Providence to provide compassionate, effective care to those in need.
To visit: 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1Y6, t. 604-682-2344