ENTRYWAY, ELEVATOR AND STAIR USAGE AT ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL
As we begin to reopen some services next week, we can expect to see an increase in traffic throughout much of St. Paul’s Hospital. In an effort to reduce congestion and maintain appropriate physical distancing, we are asking staff and medical staff to please adhere to the following requests.
To help separate the flows of staff and public entering the hospital, we ask staff to use ONLY these four entrances:
The Code Orange entrance into the Providence Building (from inside the building, this entrance is located at the end of the hall between Cardiac Echo and Cardiac Ultrasound).
The back alley entrance into the Providence Main Building (between Medical Device Reprocessing and Physical Plant).
P1 Providence Building entrance (shared staff/public entrance).
Stairwell 16, accessed from the Courtyard via Thurlow Street (from inside the building, this entrance is located opposite the main Burrard entrance).
*Please note: We continue to look at other access points to support staff entry to our site.
A higher occupancy of people is allowed in an elevator if everyone inside is wearing a mask. If not wearing masks, only 2 people are allowed inside and appropriate physical distancing measures must be followed.
To help reduce elevator queues and maintain physical distancing, we encourage staff to take the stairs as frequently as possible and allow priority elevator boarding for patients.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.