Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: Help Wrap Up Funding for our New OR!

Help Wrap Up Funding for our New OR!

This holiday season, help “wrap up” our Spirit of Giving campaign for five new Operating Suites at Peace Arch Hospital! Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Our three existing operating rooms were not built to accommodate modern medical practices and procedures. Wait lists are long, and that means many patients need to transfer to other hospitals for important surgeries. This is difficult for any patient, and difficult on the families who support them.

Our new operating suites will substantially increase the quality and quantity of surgical treatments we provide. They will be built to the best practice standards for modern surgical requirements, and ensure our hospital is prepared for all needs over the next 20 years.

This expansion will ensure that we are ready for every patient who comes to the hospital. Because it’s only a matter of time before you, a member of your family, or a close friend will come through the doors of Peace Arch Hospital in need of immediate care. Your gift today will help ensure we’re ready for you.

Now is an exciting time to give! When you give this month, your donation will be doubled by a generous local group — The Master Painters and Decorators Association — up to a maximum of $500,000. That will mean $1 million total, the exact amount we need to complete the funding for our expansion.

“The challenge facing the hospital now is that the surgical department is drastically out of space and over capacity. The situation for medical staff, administration and patients has become untenable.”
Dr. Arno Smit

Project Stats

population increase from 2016-2046
of our local population will be 65 years or older by 2020
increase in acute surgical procedures by 2025
increase in outpatient surgical procedures by 2025
  • Five new spacious surgical suites directly above the new ER (590 sq.ft. each)

  • Renovate an existing operating room for dedicated cataract surgeries

  • Repurpose two current ORs as patient recovery bays

  • Dedicated space for equipment storage

  • In-suite sterile core with dedicated storage space for tools and equipment

  • Faster procedures and turnaround times

  • Space to accommodate bigger teams needed for innovative procedures, and to combine procedures to minimize the time patients are in surgery

  • Each new surgical suite will meet best practice standards for modern surgical requirements

  • Sophisticated HVAC ventilation systems, and dedicated structures to manage hazardous waste materials

  • Optimal conditions for surgeries, and the storage and transportation of sterile surgical supplies

  • Incorporation of digital technology into the design and functionality positions of the Surgical Department for future advancements, including computer-assisted surgeries

For more information on our OR project expansion details visit our OR project page or have a read through our Case for Support and learn how your gift can make a significant impact for EVERY patient needing surgery at Peace Arch Hospital. 


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The time to increase surgical capacity for our community is NOW! By working together, we know we can make it happen. Every donation — large or small — brings us closer to our goal. Help us “wrap up” funding in time for the holiday season today!