Join us in a show of support for Burnaby Hospital’s healthcare heroes.

For the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, we are showing our love for our community hospital, and the amazing health care workers and hospital staff serving our community everyday through the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore below for inspirational stories, profiles, and celebrations of these everyday heroes.  

In honour of their commitment and dedication to local health care, we are raising funds in support the Proud History, Bright Future Campaign to Transform Burnaby Hospital into a state-of-the art health care campus.

Today’s Feature

Thank you for joining us For the Love of Burnaby!

The past week has been a wonderful celebration of our healthcare heroes, filled with heartwarming stories, touching tributes, and thoughtful donations toward the redevelopment of Burnaby Hospital.

See you again next year!

A healing space, for those who heal: A tribute gift from Ed Cheung

“A garden greenhouse. A nice, relaxed space for the doctors and nurses, who are heroes in my eyes.”

Letter: Physician gives back to the community that helped shape his career

I was told I’d never go to university, let alone get into medicine.

A Place To Find Your Voice. A Place To Call Home

This place I now call home has given me more than I ever thought; a place of many memories, a safe place to come to, and a place where I belong.

Letter: A Message of Gratitude to my Frontline Heroes

I was one of the booked elective surgery patients affected by the fire and COVID outbreak in November who had their surgery cancelled and postponed. 

Giving the gift of education to new parents

Emma & Ryan recall with affection and gratitude the helpful staff who provided practical guidance, information and tips that helped ease the transition into new parenthood.

Geriatric Psychiatrist Builds Mental Health Music Program at Burnaby Hospital

“I see my role as the perfect platform to advocate for my elderly patients and educate about mental health issues.”

Letter: The kindness, patience and professionalism was amazing to watch

I am pleased to see that someone with a disability was treated with such respect. 

Young Hospital Volunteer Becomes Cardiology Technologist at Burnaby Hospital

“My experience as a hospital volunteer has impacted my life by confirming my interest in healthcare.”

Letter: In My Absence, These Wonderful Nurses Did Everything I Could Not

Having a dear family member in palliative care is a crushing experience. Living in another province, and having COVID-19 prevent me from travelling, added another layer of despair.

About the Campaign to Transform Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Hospital Foundation 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.

The Foundation is currently raising $30 million for Phase One, which focuses on four services that are critically important for all local families: emergency, surgery, maternity and mental health.

Concord Pacific Donates $7k Towards Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment

Since 2017, Concord Pacific has remained a valued community partner supporting local events and various fundraising initiatives to help better Burnaby Hospital.

Twelve ER physicians contribute $60k towards hospital redevelopment

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a facility upgrade.

A shout out from Michael J. Fox

Another legendary Burnabarian reminisces about Burnaby and Burnaby Hospital, in support of the Proud History, Bright Future Campaign.

Orthopedic Surgeons Donate $40k To Bright Future Campaign

Thank you to our orthopedic team for being leaders in philanthropy at Burnaby Hospital.

The Fundraising Cabinet

The heart of Burnaby Hospital Foundation is the people: the volunteers and staff who help make it all happen.

Some love from the one and only Michael Bublé

This famous Burnabarian is a long time supporter of Burnaby Hospital, were he was born!

Ways to Support

In honour of our hospital staff’s commitment and dedication to local health care, we are raising funds in support of the Proud History, Bright Future Campaign to Transform the Burnaby Hospital into a state-of-the art health care campus.

Show your love through a small donation, by supporting a partnering local business, or by purchasing a 50/50 raffle ticket. Or write a message of support to a health care worker!

About Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Burnaby Hospital is your local hospital; a place for reliable patient-centred health care. With dedicated medical professionals and the support of community partners, the hospital helps you and those you care about get well and stay well.

As the fundraising organization for the hospital, Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s 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. 

Write a Message of Support

Share a message of support, gratitude, or well-wishes to Burnaby Hospital’s amazing physicians, medical staff, and support staff. Selected messages will be displayed at the hospital, shared with staff and posted on the Foundation’s social media channels. 

  • Compose your message via email, using the button below

  • Include your name and social handles so we can acknowledge you!

  • Feel free to attach a drawing or Valentine’s Day card 

  • Hit send!

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