Exceptional health care requires three important components: expertise, equipment and facilities. While our highly skilled doctors and nurses provide the highest quality of health care, Richmond urgently needs a new Acute Care Tower to meet both current and future demands of a rapidly growing and aging population.
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Campaign Director, Richmond Hospital Foundation
In the past half century, Richmond Hospital grew together with the community, witnessing the rapid growth and transformation of the city. When Richmond Hospital opened its doors in 1966 was named the most modern hospital of its kind boasting the latest in advanced medical equipment. The six-storey hospital also dominated the Richmond skyline and was the tallest building of its day.
Since then, the population of Richmond has surged from 50,000 to more than 210,000. Richmond has transformed itself from an agricultural area into a prosperous metropolis. Many farmlands have been transformed into urban hubs with high-rises of commercial buildings, condominiums, and shops. Richmond Hospital has also expanded from the original 6 storey building, to include new facilities and expanding the services it offers.
In addition to serving Richmond residents, the hospital also serves those from its neighbouring municipalities including South Vancouver and Delta as well as the 20 million passengers and flight crew travelling through Vancouver International Airport. Whenever medical services are needed, Richmond Hospital is standing by to provide care.
More than a half century ago, Richmond, mostly farmlands then, had a population of 50,000, but a hospital was nowhere to be found in the city. Whenever patients required medical or surgical care, both doctors and patients in Richmond had to travel long distances to Vancouver and other municipalities. It was a hardship for patients to travel while ill, and Richmond doctors were exhausted traveling back and forth between Richmond and Vancouver. Sadly, the government of the day had no plans to build a hospital in Richmond to meet the medical needs of the city.