As a donor and supporter of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, we want you to know exactly the positive impact your gifts are having on the hospital and the community.
We are thrilled to tell you about our previous achievements and how, with your help, we have been able to ensure our community hospital provides modern, efficient, state-of-the-art services. At some point, you and your loved ones may need medical care and Peace Arch Hospital will be here for you. Have a look through our past projects and if you have questions, feel free to contact us. Together, we have made a difference.
Residential Care Bathing Suites (2013)
The newest donor-funded project at Peace Arch Hospital is the renovation of six bathing suites at the Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion for residential care. The previously functional bathing suites had peeling paint, broken tiles and leaking tubs that never achieved the right temperature.
With the support of our generous donors, six brand new spa-like baths were completed in late 2013.
The laboratory at Peace Arch Hospital underwent a $30,000 renovation in 2012. These renovations help ensure a timely and accurate diagnosis, the monitoring of treatment progress, determination of drug resistance and the ability to respond to public health issues as they arise. More than 300 patients per day now benefit from these renovations along with families navigating through the “medical chapters” of their lives, be they brief or prolonged, happy or sad.
Small changes made a big difference!
The laboratory at Peace Arch Hospital is located on the second floor of the acute-care tower in close proximity to the main operating theatres. One of the most significant elements of the renovation was the creation of a larger entrance to the lab to allow oversized equipment – like the lab’s four refrigeration units, formerly housed in the basement – to become accessible within the laboratory itself.
The newly reconfigured entry also enabled the hospital to utilize a General Chemistry Analyzer used for urine-drug screening and assessing kidney function and electrolyte levels, among other things.
Staff can now deliver lab results approximately 20 per cent faster than before the renovation.
Partners in Caring Campaign (2007-2011)
Launched in 2007, this ambitious fundraising campaign successfully completed four projects in four years, raising $24 million. In order to expand and improve health services available to our community, the Foundation worked in partnership with Fraser Health to identify the priority projects, ensuring Peace Arch Hospital continued to be a full-service community hospital which provides modern, efficient, state-of-the-art care. We are proud to report that in collaboration with Fraser Health and with the generosity of our community, we achieved our goal and the following milestones are now complete:
• A new acute-care space for the 5th and 6th floors of Peace Arch Hospital
• A new MRI
• A new maternity ward that features eight modern single-family birthing rooms with state-of-the-art technology
• The Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living, an integrated facility for health improvement that offers health assessments, a gym, curling rink, fitness classes, a medical clinic and a cardiac rehabilitation program administered by Peace Arch Hospital.
Cutting the ribbon on the 5th and 6th floors acute care renovations
The new MRI
The new maternity ward
The Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living