Community Cares Month

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Community Cares Month

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 Make local health care a priority in Richmond!

Call our office at 604.244.5252 or donate online here

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This is your hospital. It's your community.

Local health care is a cherished Canadian value, and a matter of great urgency in Richmond. The original hospital tower at Richmond Hospital, built in 1966, is now more than 50 years old and is seismically unstable, obsolete and rated as 79% deficient. It's also unable to accommodate the exponential growth in Richmond, which also includes the fact that we have the fastest growing seniors population in all of British Columbia. The need for a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital is our community's highest priority. We need the right facilities and equipment to meet the increasing demands of our growing population.

Reaching out in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Richmond Hospital Foundation's Community Cares Month unites our diverse community to inspire support for an important cause - to ensure local health care is there for you when you need it, now and in the future.

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We need you to ACT NOW!

Dr. Matthew Kwok

​Emergency

Emergencies can strike at any time, and seconds count when a life hangs in the balance. That’s why it is reassuring to know Richmond Hospital is there for you with 24-hour emergency care. Our ​emergency team sees more than 55,000 patient visits in the Emergency Department each year. How quickly you get admitted depends on a variety of factors, but greater capacity within our hospital will positively impact the Emergency Department and other areas. Since 1966, Richmond has more than quadrupled in size to 200,000 residents but its funded hospital beds have not even doubled to keep pace. With dramatically increasing numbers of patients and emergency visits, new facilities are required so that there is a bed for you when you or your family need it the most.



Photo caption: Dr. Matthew Kwok is an Emergency Physician at Richmond Hospital


​Operating Rooms

At Richmond Hospital, we are fortunate to have an outstanding team of surgeons who dedicate their own lives to saving the lives of patients. Our surgeons perform surgical procedures in a wide area of specialties including cancer surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, urology and ear, nose, throat (ENT), to name just a few. Surgical care is a vital need in Richmond, but our facilities do not match the calibre of care our surgeons provide. Our operating rooms were originally built below the flood plain and are at risk in a flood or tsunami. Our operating rooms are only half the size of what today’s standard is and do not easily accommodate all of the state-of-the-art surgical equipment in use today.



Photo caption: Richmond Hospital orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Fay Leung and Dr. James Douglas, and team require both state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to assess and treat patients.

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NOW is the time to ACT

We know that it takes time to plan for a new Acute Care Tower. ​NOW is the time to ​ACT so that construction can begin by 2020 and meet the demands of the dramatic population growth expected in the next few years. You can help by making sure that our new provincial government and your local MLAs are aware of how important this is to you and the rest of Richmond.


​Elected officials are here to represent you and to ensure that communities in B.C. have the critical services they require. Write today!

The Honourable
Adrian Dix

Minister of Health
HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca

The Honourable
​Carole James

Minister of ​Finance
​FIN.Minister@gov.bc.ca

Teresa Wat, MLA, Richmond North Centre
teresa.wat.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Linda Reid, MLA, Richmond South Centre
linda.reid.MLA@leg.bc.ca

John Yap, MLA, Richmond-Steveston
john.yap.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Jas Johal, MLA, Richmond-Queensborough
jas.johal.MLA@leg.bc.ca






2017 Community Cares ​​Award

City of Richmond Mayor & Council

Leadership of City of Richmond Mayor & Council inspires launch of Richmond Hospital Foundation's Community Cares Month to improve local health care


2017 CCM Award Media Event Presentation
Richmond Hospital Foundation is honoured to present the annual Community Cares Award to the City of Richmond Mayor & Council for helping to champion the need for a new Acute Care Tower. The annual award is presented to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership that has helped Richmond Hospital Foundation reach out to our diverse and growing community.

> Press Release, September 6, 2017


Congratulations to this year's award recipients!


Highlights from Community Cares Celebration

2017 Community Cares Celebration - Dr. Photis

2017 Community Cares Celebration - Howard Lam & Hugh Mooney
2017 Community Cares Celebration - Mike Harcourt

2017 Community Cares Celebration - Equipment



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