Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: Ellen Sinclair Kennett Lodge

Ellen Sinclair Kennett Lodge

With the help of our generous donors, funding is now complete for the 200-bed PAH Foundation Lodge, featuring the George & Sylvia Melville Hospice Home!

In June 2023, PAH Foundation Lodge was renamed the Ellen Sinclair Kennett Lodge. This new name reflects Peace Arch Hospital Foundation's first board chair, Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Member, health care trailblazer and WR/SS community advocate, Ellen Kennett. Ellen began fundraising for what would become Peace Arch Hospital back in 1948 and continued to advocate for and support Peace Arch for the remainder of her life. 

The Ellen Sinclair Kennett Lodge is a 200-bed residential care facility featuring the 15-bed George & Sylvia Melville Hospice Home, and a 73-bed elder mental health unit. This state-of-the-art building opened in April 2020.

The Lodge has been built on land owned by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation and Fraser Health is operating the medical services for patients requiring complex residential care, specialized mental health treatment, and hospice care for a patient’s final days.

Ellen Sinclair Kennett Lodge contact information:
15575 16A Avenue
Surrey, BC
V4A 0C7



of $10M goal reached.

Project Goals

distinct centres
bed hospice residence
bed care residence
mental health spaces
  • Opened April 2020
  • Peace Arch Hospital Foundation financed the construction and has fulfilled its commitment to raise $10 million
  • Warm, home-like decor
  • Shared services for all spaces: hairdressing salon, outdoor gardens
  • Centre of Care residence includes ceiling lifts in each room, a bariatric room, private rooms & washrooms, family rooms
“We are very passionate about the details of the new hospice — every one of them has been carefully thought out because we understand the difference it makes to our patients and to their families. Feeling like we got it right for them is what we strive for."
Daphne Williscroft, Director, Palliative Care Program/Queen’s Park Care Centre

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