The Campaign to Transform
In under 3 years, you have helped the Foundation raise $30 million for Phase One of the redevelopment of Burnaby Hospital. Phase One focuses on four critically important services for all local families: emergency, surgery, maternity and mental health.
But, our work is not done.
Burnaby Hospital Foundation still needs your help to transform a beloved community hospital into a state-of-the-art facility that will meet the growing health care needs of Burnaby and East Vancouver for generations to come.
This milestone is only the first step in a larger campaign. The multi-phase redevelopment will significantly expand the services available for patients and families and boost the number of beds by almost 50%. When the redevelopment is complete, the hospital campus will have expanded medical services, two new patient care towers and a cancer treatment centre.
Burnaby Hospital is a community serving a community. Our family of nurses, doctors and health care professionals take great pride in their spirit of innovation and dedicated service to patients. But they are severely challenged in their ability to provide 21st century care in a hospital that was built in 1952 and has not been expanded since 1978.
Now the third largest city in B.C., the population of Burnaby alone has increased by 75 per cent since the late 1970s. What was once a small hospital now serves 500,000 people, the majority coming from the surrounding communities of Burnaby and East Vancouver.
While the need for care continues to climb, along with our growing and aging population, our hospital has reached its capacity. The limited, older physical space poses many challenges that make it difficult to provide a modern environment that supports the need to serve more people, foster innovation and provide best practices in patient-centred care.
These challenges include: the lack of space to expand much-needed services, such as emergency and surgery; treatment areas that are too small for modern standards; specialized patient care services that are divided between different buildings; nursing units where most patients share rooms and bathrooms; a lack of dedicated waiting areas for patients and families; and a shortage of parking.
When construction begins on Phase One of one of B.C.’s largest health care redevelopment projects in recent years, Burnaby Hospital will begin its journey to a bright future. Building is set to begin in 2022 and to be completed in 2025.
The physical transformation will have an immediate impact on patients and families and provide our innovative care teams with the space and tools to do their best work.
A new six-floor patient-care tower will be modern, energy efficient and full of natural light. The new build will add 24 inpatient beds for medical patients and create state-of-the art space for all of the hospital’s maternity and newborn services. The tower will make it possible to create a unit designed for adults with mental health and substance use concerns.
The majority of new patient care rooms will be single rooms with a dedicated bathroom, providing patients and families with comfort and privacy as well as meeting modern standards for infection control.
At the same time, the existing Support Facilities Building will be expanded and extensively renovated to accommodate more patients and improve patient flow, including significant changes to the Emergency Department and operating room suite.
Phase One will also add more parking, making access easier for patients and visitors.
Burnaby Hospital has a proud history! The community came together to build our hospital almost 70 years ago. Now we’re asking for your help to create a bright and healthy future for the people of Burnaby and East Vancouver.
Thanks to one of the biggest investments in health care in B.C. to date, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create state-of-the-art facilities that will serve the community for generations to come.
Burnaby Hospital Foundation is raising $30 million for Phase One of this transformation—a new tower and the expansion of the Support Facilities Building. Your donation will help to purchase the medical equipment and state-of-the-art technology that will help our dedicated family of caregivers provide the best care for yours. Every donation counts.