New Edmonton Hospital & Health Campus

While COVID-19 has dominated the agenda in Alberta and around the world, we have not lost sight of all the other important work we need to do. Therefore, while COVID has changed many things, planning work on the New Edmonton Hospital continues.

AHS and the Government of Alberta envision Edmonton's new Hospital/Health Campus will be a model of modern health-care delivery; providing a comprehensive mix of health-care services, integrating acute care and emergency services with community-based care – all with a patient-centred approach.

This website has been designed to share information and to gather feedback from our many stakeholders to ensure that Edmonton's new Health Campus best meets the needs of patients, and their families.

We will be engaging you over the lifetime of this project so please visit often, or register to receive updates to your email.

While COVID-19 has dominated the agenda in Alberta and around the world, we have not lost sight of all the other important work we need to do. Therefore, while COVID has changed many things, planning work on the New Edmonton Hospital continues.

AHS and the Government of Alberta envision Edmonton's new Hospital/Health Campus will be a model of modern health-care delivery; providing a comprehensive mix of health-care services, integrating acute care and emergency services with community-based care – all with a patient-centred approach.

This website has been designed to share information and to gather feedback from our many stakeholders to ensure that Edmonton's new Health Campus best meets the needs of patients, and their families.

We will be engaging you over the lifetime of this project so please visit often, or register to receive updates to your email.

  • Council Meeting – December 10, 2020

    The Council started their meeting with an Indigenous Traditional Land Acknowledgement. An update on the New Edmonton Hospital Project was then provided, which included information on functional programming and the status of the City of Edmonton rezoning application.

    The PFAC members were also provided with interactive presentations on the following:

    • Master Planning - This included background on: what a master plan is; guiding principles as it relates to the New Edmonton Hospital Project; and examples of master planning for health care facilities in other jurisdictions ( (e.g. Ontario, Australia, Singapore).
    • Connect Care - An overview was provided on the AHS Connect Care health information system that is being rolled out across Alberta Health Services, as well as background about MyAHSConnect. The potential of health information technology in the future, was also discussed.
  • Council Meeting - November 12, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council was provided with an update on the New Edmonton Hospital Project. This included information on:

    • Timing of the next round of the functional programming user group meetings
    • Sharing of lessons learned from the Calgary Cancer Centre Project, which is currently under construction
    • Technical planning work that is underway

    A large part of the meeting involved the Patient and Family Advisory Council providing feedback on their draft design objectives through a facilitated sessions led by members of the project consulting team.

  • Council Meeting - October 10, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council was provided with an update on the New Edmonton Hospital Project. This included information on the functional programming sessions in September, in which Council members were invited to participate. Information was also provided on the setting up of an Indigenous Advisory Council for the New Edmonton Hospital Project.

    Council members were asked to respond to a series of questions related to what visitor experiences and amenities in the new hospital could look like. This included topics such as:

    • Improving the parking experience
    • Main entrance services
    • Navigation within the hospital
    • Patient & Family Resource Centre

    This feedback will help inform the patient experience process, as well as form a basis of understanding of further flow work that the Council will undertake over the next several months.

  • Council Meeting - September 10, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council welcomed the nine new members who joined the Advisory Council over the summer. The meeting focused on providing new and continuing Council members with an overview of the project, on topics such as:

    • Project background & planning overview
    • Vision & guiding principles for the project
    • Project schedule
    • Site overview
    • Transformative care models
    • Stakeholder engagement.

    Council members were also provided with an orientation on the role of the Council and the role of Advisory Council members.

  • Engagement Session - June 22, 2020

    Patient and Family Advisory Council members were invited to attend a special ad hoc meeting to provide their input on planning options related to the Site Master Plan. The Council was provided an overview of the Site Master Plan as well as suggested test-fit options.

  • Council Meeting - June 11, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council members provided their feedback on a Patient Journey scenario involving a visit to the future Emergency Department. This discussion focused on the various aspects of an Emergency Department visit, such as:

    • Arrival
    • Triage and registration
    • Waiting room environment
    • Treatment areas
  • Council Meeting - May 14, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council was provided with an update on the Neighborhood Area Structure Plan (NASP). This plan went to the Edmonton’s City Council for first & second reading, and a public hearing. The NASP will now go to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board for approval prior to Council’s third reading and approval.

    Advisory Council members were presented with a Patient Journey scenario involving an admission to an inpatient unit at the New Edmonton Hospital. They were asked to provide feedback on topics such as:

    • Patient room environment
    • Registration processes
    • Use of voice technology in the patient room
    • Importance of family members being able to stay overnight
    • Discharge from the hospital.

    Results from a pre-meeting survey on Nutrition preferences were also reviewed. Feedback was obtained on topics such as:

    • Ordering food during an inpatient stay
    • Communal dining
    • Scheduling of meals
  • Council Meeting - April 9, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council had their first virtual meeting (via Zoom videoconferencing) due to the COVID – 19 pandemic. Council members were provided with an update on Functional Programming user group meetings, which were being rescheduled to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council members will be invited to participate. Information was also provided on Advisory Council feedback related to the draft Design Objectives.

    Council members provided feedback on a Patient Journey scenario of surgical patient. This included questions on the type of information that is important to patients such as:

    • Pre-admission consults,
    • Storage of personal belongings,
    • Reducing stress during patient journey

    These insights will help inform the patient experience process, as well as form a basis of understanding of further flow work that the Council will undertake over the next several months.

  • Council Meeting - February 13, 2020

    The Patient and Family Advisory Council was provided an updated draft of Patient and Family design objectives derived from their input, and were presented with an update on the Neighborhood Area Structure Plan.

    The concept of the “Patient Journey Mapping” process was introduced. Patient Journeys mapping will be the focus of the next few meetings.

  • Council Meeting - Jan 10, 2019

    The architectural team joined the Patient and Family Advisory Council at this meeting. After a review of the planning phase, Council participated in a fun workshop. Divided into four teams, Council discussed the flow and experience that they envisioned for the new hospital. Each team was responsible for envisioning one of four areas. These areas included:

    • The LRT
    • The front entry
    • The emergency department
    • A patient’s room.

    Each team, then, cut out photos from magazines and built a vision board of their assigned area.

    Several themes emerged from these visions boards including:

    • Hope
    • A connection to nature
    • A sense of security and warmth
    • A pathway to wellness

    Some of the more specific details that emerged included the need for natural light, warm colours, plants, wood elements, artwork, and designing spaces for cold climates.

    At the next meeting (Thursday, February 14), the architectural team will review the workshop input and present these design and operational principles.