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.
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“We’re so excited to contribute to a cause that we can see every time we step foot into the hospital.”
A patients first hand experience within Burnaby Hospital inspired years of giving.
“My respect and admiration grew during the pandemic when I saw healthcare and hospital staff working so hard to keep us safe and protected.”
“I believe the staff were one of the reasons why Lynda decided to name Burnaby Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary in her Will. She was treated gently and with dignity.”
“My Dad would help anyone who phoned him for advice or needed anything done for them in regards to Burnaby. He spent countless hours contributing to the community that we see today in Burnaby.”
“Contributing to the hospital gives our staff a sense of wellbeing and an opportunity to be part of something bigger than oneself.”
“We are appreciative of the way Dr. David Jones stepped up, over his call of duty as a doctor, to make sure that we were connected with the right people.”
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.
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.
I am pleased to see that someone with a disability was treated with such respect.
“My experience as a hospital volunteer has impacted my life by confirming my interest in healthcare.”
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.
“I see my role as the perfect platform to advocate for my elderly patients and educate about mental health issues.”
I recently had my first chance to use the beautiful new portable x-ray in the operating room, and what a difference compared to the old one!
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.
I was told I’d never go to university, let alone get into medicine.
“A garden greenhouse. A nice, relaxed space for the doctors and nurses, who are heroes in my eyes.”
Burnaby Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer, Sally Ou is all about spreading kindness wherever and however she can – and has been a light for our community throughout the pandemic.
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!
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
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