The site of Peace Arch Hospital’s new ER and Operating Suites, Sep 2020

WHITE ROCK, B.C. – Five new spacious surgical suites, patient recovery bays, and a dedicated space for cataract surgeries at Peace Arch Hospital are now fully funded. The $12 million public fundraising campaign launched in 2019 and wrapped up in early 2021. Lead donors included the Master Painters and Decorators Association with a $1.5 million matching gift, Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society with a $1.5 million gift and Oceana Parc who made a $1.2 million donation.

The new OR, which began construction at the same time as Peace Arch Hospital’s ER expansion, will meet best practice standards for modern surgical requirements, and will accommodate not only current needs, but the anticipated needs of our community for the next 20 years. Of the $29 million cost, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation funded $23.5 million, including $12 million raised through a public campaign.

“Our community recognized the critical need for expanded surgical capacity to efficiently care for patients in all stages of life,” said Stephanie Beck, Executive Director at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the heartfelt generosity of every single donor who made contributions, big and small. Our donors truly made this incredible milestone possible.”

The new operating suites will accommodate larger teams and digital technologies needed for innovative procedures, resulting in faster surgeries and patient wait times. Sophisticated ventilation systems, an in-suite sterile core, and dedicated anterooms are included as part of the expansion to aid in infection control.