City grants final approval for new mental health centre at Vancouver General Hospital (St. Paul's Hospital)

A new mental health care facility proposed for Vancouver General Hospital has overcome the last couple of hurdles on the road to its construction.

This morning (January 26), Bell Canada came through with a $1-million donation that sees the project meet its funding goal of $82 million. Just a few hours later, the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board voted to give the building a green light.

In March of last year, St. Paul’s Hospital increased its capacity for mental-health care with the opening of a nine-bed emergency psychiatry unit.

Travis Lupick reports

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