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A Journey of Dedication, Growth, and Giving Back

A Journey of Dedication, Growth, and Giving Back

March 03, 2024

For nearly a decade, Matthew Wu has been an integral part of the Burnaby Hospital community, serving as a Registered Nurse and Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) in the Emergency Department. His journey, from a new graduate nurse to a seasoned healthcare professional, is a testament to his unwavering dedication to both his patients and his personal growth.

Matthew warmly recalls his early days at Burnaby Hospital, where he quickly found his place within the bustling Emergency Department. “I’ve worked my way through various stages of advancement within the department,” he reflects. “The support from Burnaby Hospital and the management team has been instrumental in my journey.”

Working in one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the region, Matthew has witnessed firsthand the rapid pace of medical advancements and the evolving needs of patients. He is excited about the upgrades to Emergency Care included in the Bright Future campaign, which looks to improve medical care and expand services to better serve the community.

In addition to his demanding role, he recognizes the importance of continuing education for both his professional development and his ability to contribute to his community. Matthew has made the decision to further his studies at the University of British Columbia to become a Nurse Practitioner. This ambitious pursuit has been made possible through an education grant supported by Burnaby Hospital Foundation and their donors.

“Burnaby Hospital Foundation has given me the gift of time,” Matthew explains gratefully. “With their support, I can focus on my education and spend more precious moments with my children. This grant helps alleviate some of my worries of tuition and expenses.”

Looking ahead, Matthew is eager to leverage his advanced education and expertise to address the pressing need for improved access to care in his community. With the backing of Burnaby Hospital and the Foundation, he is determined to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and families.

As Matthew continues to pursue his aspirations, he serves as an inspiration to his colleagues and community members alike, demonstrating the profound impact of compassion and commitment in healthcare.

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