Community Cares Month


​Community Cares Month

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Building a community of care.

A community of care with the patient as its focus. That’s a vision we can all support as Vancouver Coastal Health Richmond undertakes an exciting and comprehensive initiative to restructure and coordinate care around the people it serves here in Richmond.

Local health care is something we all cherish. But it’s not always been easy to understand or access. Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Community Cares Month this year will help shed light on the exciting developments under way here in our “community of care” in Richmond, from the hospital to the community to home, always with patients in mind.

Reaching out in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Richmond Hospital Foundation’s Community Cares Month, presented by T&T Supermarket, unites our diverse community to inspire support for our community of care to ensure local health care is there when you need it, now and in the future.

Focused on patients from hospital to community to home.



Good news is on the horizon for youth requiring care specific to their needs. Richmond will become home to a new youth hub called Foundry Richmond that will help to address gaps in care and transform access to health and social services for youth and families.

The need is urgent. Richmond’s youth population, age 13-24, totals 33,700. As in many other locations in B.C. and Canada, an alarming number of Richmond youth—over 40 percent—do not receive the primary medical care or the mental health and substance use services they need, frequently facing many barriers, including a confusing patchwork system with unintegrated services spread across many locations.

Foundry Richmond, when officially opened next year, will transform health and social services for youth and families. By bringing together primary care, mental health and substance use services in a “one-stop” shop, Foundry Richmond will support youth and their families with easy and faster access to care—all under one roof for the very first time.


Set to open in Spring 2019, a new hub for adult and older adult care in the community will also become a “one-stop” shop, offering care needs assessments, care planning, specialty service consultations, and short-term treatment for adults and older such as:

• Facilities to support people with chronic diseases, complex medical needs and mental health and substance use services.
• Rehabilitation space to support clients pre and post-surgery and those with chronic conditions or diseases.
• Home health services such as nursing, case management, occupational therapy and physical therapy as well as palliative care services.



​Acute Care

Important planning work is under way right now for acute care patients, those receiving care in a hospital setting for serious health issues. This year on March 29, the Province announced it had approved the Concept Plan for a new Acute Care Tower for Richmond, and Vancouver Coastal Health. Richmond leaders are now working on the Business Plan for a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital, one of our community’s greatest needs.

One of the early results of planning was the need to provide care for Richmond’s growing number of seniors, resulting in a new unit for Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) set to open in October 2018.

Richmond has the fastest growing population of seniors in the province of B.C. with an average increase of 7 percent year over year resulting in 70 percent of in-patients being over the age of 70 at Richmond Hospital. The new ACE unit will include 32 to 35 beds at the hospital. A multidisciplinary care team will be composed of nurses, a nurse practitioner, a geriatrician, five general internal medicine physicians, a geriatric psychiatrist, as well as increased physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and social worker support.

2018 Community Cares Month Sponsors

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