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

OR Campaign – Time to Grow

It's time to grow...

The OR Campaign renovation and expansion is now fully funded and is slated to open in late Fall 2021! Thank you to our incredible community of supporters for making this possible! 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.


You can also have a read through our Case for Support and learn how your gift will 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

“Our community recognized the critical need for expanded surgical capacity to efficiently care for patients in all stages of life. 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.”
Stephanie Beck, Executive Director at Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

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