Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: OR Campaign – Time to Grow

OR Campaign – Time to Grow

It's time to grow...

While Peace Arch Hospital has kept up with advances in medical technology, and has done its best to renovate and upgrade the operating rooms, they were simply not built to accommodate modern medical practices and procedures. There’s no room to move, to accommodate specialized and multi-disciplinary teams, nor to store and sterilize vital medical equipment.

In addition, with only three ORs, we don’t have the capacity to efficiently take care of everyone who needs surgery. Wait lists are long, resulting in many patients having to be transported to other hospitals.

It’s a testament to the skill, flexibility and perseverance of our surgeons and staff that they have continued to deliver superb care for their patients in such cramped and outdated facilities.

But now the conditions have become unacceptable for patients and for staff, while the demands keep growing.

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.



of $12M goal reached.

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 on project expansion details and timelines, visit Fraser Health – Your Community

“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, Chief of Surgery

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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. Whether you make a one-time donation, monthly gift, a multi-year pledge, gift of securities or an estate gift, it all matters and it all makes a difference.