$10 million campaign for new residential care facility with hospice reaches funding goal

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A new 200-bed residential care facility which includes the 15-bed George & Sylvia Melville Hospice Home is now fully funded. The $10 million fundraising campaign launched in 2016. Lead donors include George & Sylvia Melville with $1 million, Vern & Helga Höing with $600,000 and an anonymous donor who made a gift of $500,000 to the facility’s mental health unit.

The new building, which will open its doors in fall 2019, is being constructed on land owned by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation across from Peace Arch Hospital at 17 Avenue and 156 Street in Surrey. Fraser Health will lease the facility from the Foundation and provide the medical services to patients. This innovative funding model is the first of its kind in BC.

“Our community recognized the critical need for more residential care and hospice beds to treat our elderly and vulnerable patients,” said Stephanie Beck, Executive Director at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of our donors whose contributions, big and small, helped us reach our funding goal.”

The new facility is part of Peace Arch Hospital’s current $110 million site redevelopment plan that includes a new emergency department, five new operating suites and a brand new medical device reprocessing unit.