As soon as the City of Vancouver gave the Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre the thumbs up and the occupancy permit was received, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) staff and researchers started packing.
The top four levels of Vancouver Coastal Health’s latest world class facility, the Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre on the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) campus, will be the new home for many CHHM researchers. It will be a busy summer as researchers, trainees and staff, along with major equipment, move one block to the west from the Willow Chest Centre and VCHRI Research Pavilion into the new facility. The CHHM Operations team moved over on June 20 with the Bone Health Research Group (BHRG) following on July 5. Other groups are slated to move through the summer. CHHM will continue to have an active presence and to conduct research in the VCHRI Research Pavilion.
The new Centre is a triumph for many; from those who wrote the original grants to others who led the design and development of the plans and oversaw the day-to-day process as the building took shape.
The building has been built with mobility in mind and there are many features incorporated within its design that showcase CHHM's core vision of "Hip health and mobility through innovation."
Visitors and research participants are kindly asked to call in advance of their visit as the Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre is a secure building.
The Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre is home to CHHM along with OvCare and the Vancouver Prostate Centre. The official opening of the Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre is planned for mid-September.