Peace Arch Hospital
Peace Arch Hospital is a true community hospital, having been built entirely on land that was either donated or purchased by the community. It opened its doors in August, 1954 with just 50 beds, five doctors and 10 nurses. Today, Peace Arch Hospital is one of 12 acute-care hospitals located within the Fraser Health Authority.
- 54,206 patients treated in ER
- 1,087 babies delivered
- 96,480 imaging exams performed
- 8,101 surgeries
- 9,468 admitted patients
master concept plan
The area of White Rock/South Surrey is growing rapidly and Peace Arch is on track to evolve with it. In 2011, the Foundation and Fraser Health jointly funded a Master Concept Plan for Peace Arch Hospital. The plan is based on future service demand projections and is meant to guide future facility investment decisions as well as provide a framework for ongoing facility planning.
Several of Peace Arch Hospital's programs were identified as struggling to provide a high level of service due to an expanding volume of patients, increasing complexity and lack of space. Overall growth projections indicate that by 2030, up to 362 beds will be required from the current 169 available beds. Additionally, the Emergency Department was identified as a priority to increase treatment spaces from the current 10 to 46, based on patient visits.
Immediate priorities include:
- Expansion of Peace Arch Hospital's Emergency Department
- Expansion of Residential Care capacity
- Redevelopment of OR and Surgical inpatient program
Future priorities identified by 2030 include a new ICU and new Acute Care tower.
These exciting changes will positively impact medical staff and the entire community that relies on our wonderful hospital. We expect to formally announce Peace Arch Hospital's redevelopment and expansion plans later this year when all approvals have been finalized.
For more information about Peace Arch Hospital, please visit Fraser Health.