Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Projects: Recently Completed Hospital Projects

Recently Completed Hospital Projects

Our mission is to raise funds, advocate, and support initiatives to enhance the hospital campus and the health and wellness of our community. Your donations have a direct impact on the quality of care Peace Arch Hospital can provide. Whether it's a brand new ER, critically-needed medical equipment, or a community program to keep people fit and OUT of the hospital, every dollar makes a difference. Below are some of our recently completed projects. 

PAH Foundation Lodge

PAH Foundation Lodge

PAH Foundation 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. $10 million was successfully raised in a public fundraising campaign and 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.

CT Scanner

CT Scanner

New medical equipment is always at the forefront of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and back in early 2019, we were able to provide Peace Arch Hospital’s Medical Imaging department with a new CT scanner. Overall, $1.3 million was raised for this modern, state-of-the-art CT scanner that continues to make a huge impact for both patients and medical imaging technologists. 

Installation of the new CT scanner was complete in the Spring of 2019 and a special ribbon-cutting was held in January 2020 for the major donors who contributed to this important new addition to the radiography department. Thank you to every donor who made this possible!

ER Expansion

ER Expansion

The ER Campaign renovation and expansion is now fully funded and will open in early 2022! Thank you to our incredible community of supporters!

Treating 50,000 patients a year in an ER originally built to accommodate 20,000 can be challenging to say the least. As the community of South Surrey/White Rock continues to expand (in the past 20 years, the population has increased by 55 per cent!), the space at Peace Arch Hospital will be stretched even further to meet the demand. The new emergency department will be nearly three times the size of the current facility with a private triage area, dedicated ambulance entrance, significantly more treatment areas including specific pediatric and mental health spaces, isolation rooms and an improved layout and space configuration.

$1M+ in Medical Equipment

$1M+ in Medical Equipment

Each year, the Foundation invests $1 Million+ to ensure Peace Arch Hospital has the most up-to-date, modern, and vital pieces of equipment.

Recent accomplishments include a Portable Ultrasound Machine, an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Unit (UVGI Robot), a Digital X-Ray Unit, and a C-Arm X-Ray Machine.  

Digital X-Ray Unit

Digital X-Ray Unit

Installation of the new digital x-ray unit was complete in late August of 2017 and a special ribbon-cutting was held for the major donors who contributed to this important new addition to the radiography department.

Features of the new x-ray unit include faster and improved image quality, a reduction in radiation exposure and a fully flexible set-up that comprises a ceiling-mounted x-ray tube to position around a patient, a stretcher or a wheelchair.

The radiology department performs 65,000 imaging exams per year. Since the new Digital X-Ray Unit was installed in late August 2017, nearly 2,700 patients have been imaged over a two-month period compared to 2,500 during the same time last year.

"Our passionate and caring team’s number one priority is the prudent stewardship of your gifts and the resulting positive impact on patients and medical staff at Peace Arch Hospital and the entire White Rock and South Surrey community."
Stephanie Beck, Executive Director, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation