The first ambulance at VGH
Other older buildings at VGH include the Doctors Residence and the Willow Chest Pavilion
Some of the more recent buildings on VGH site (Top) Main acute care buildings at Vancouver General today Jimmy Patterson Pavilion and Centennial Pavilion (Below) Diamond Outpatient Building and Spinal Cord Research Centre
A stunning sight designed by Bunting Coady Architects of Vancouver with aesthetic flourishes by artist Alan Storey, the stylish power plant at West 12th Avenue and Willow Street is the final element in an eight-year initiative to complete the Jim Pattison pavilion.
As I walked through the hallways of the now Vancouver General Hospital I enjoyed the many very large works of art placed throughout the buildings. I photographed just a few of my favorites that were on display.
Hill Fire by Jack Shadboldt These are three very striking paintings placed side by side in the main lobby of the Jimmy Patterson Pavilion
The Best Place by Tom Miller
I Desire by Peter VoormeiJ
The Diamond Family Courtyard displays a number of beautiful works of art
Family Mosaic by Wendy Hamlin
Strange Constellation by Peter Aspel
A plaque in the main corridor reads VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation is committed to the healing power of art and to creating a stimulating and attractive environment for the benefit of patients and their families, staff and visitors.