Partnering With You For Excellence In Health Care
Did you know that there isn't a BC hospital that is fully government-funded? Modest government funding is nowhere near enough to satisfy good health-care levels. Hospitals are expensive to operate but crucial for our medically necessary services. Donations fund approximately 47 per cent of the cost of Burnaby Hospital's new medical equipment. In fact, since 2002 our donors have given close to $19 million to purchase new equipment for the hospital. And that doesn't include the dollars raised for clinical education, hospital programs or community-wellness initiatives, which also rely on donations to exist.
That's where Burnaby Hospital Foundation comes in.
As the fundraising arm of the hospital, we bridge the gap between what government provides and what our community needs. But more than that, we believe our role goes beyond raising awareness and funds.
Our purpose is to ensure that Burnaby Hospital is equipped in every way to advance the health of all generations that will help maintain the vibrancy of the entire community. Everyday heroes surround and inspire us and drive our passion for what we do. They're the people we meet in the hospital hallways, sometimes they're medical staff, sometimes brave-faced patients undergoing treatment. Often they are people who step into our office with a desire to give back and tell us their stories. We see compassion every day and we find inspiration without having to seek it.