Community Matters

We would like to keep you up to date on stories relating to Richmond Hospital or Richmond Hospital Foundation, and also share stories of community partners who have dedicated themselves to the cause of bettering local health care.



North American Jimei Alumni Association donates $10,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation

In celebration of their 5th anniversary, members of the North American Jimei Alumni Association presented a cheque for $10,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation on September 21, 2017. Read more.

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Nature’s Essence Health Products Inc. donates $20,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Nature’s Essence Health Products Inc. donated $20,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation on September 14 to help improve local health care at Richmond Hospital. Read more.

Press Release: Nature's Essence



Marriott, Sheraton, and Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotels Raises More Than $4,000 from BBQ Rib Cook-Off To Improve Local Health Care

The Marriott, Sheraton, and Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotels in Richmond, BC, raised more than $4,000 from the BBQ Rib Cook-Off on July 8 in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Richmond Hospital. Read more.

Marriott BBQ Rib Cook-Off Raises 4000 for NICU


BUDDHIST COMPASSION RELIEF TZU CHI FOUNDATION CANADA DONATES $20,000 TO PURCHASE A VEIN VIEWER FOR RICHMOND HOSPITAL

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada presented Richmond Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $20,000 to support the purchase of a vein viewer at Richmond Hospital. Read more.

Tzu Chi Foundation Canada Donates 20,000 to RHF for Vein Viewer


Westwind Elementary School Teaching Future Generations the Joy of Giving

Learning how to be a good community citizen is one of life’s important lessons, and Westwind Elementary School has taken this lesson to heart. Rallying together students, staff, parents and families over the last three months, students learned the value of helping others and giving back by raising $7,001 in support of Richmond Hospital. Read more.

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Business Association of Richmond ​to support Traditional Chinese Medicine at Richmond Hospital

The Business Association of Richmond donated $10,000 at the association’s inauguration dinner at Continental Restaurant on May 1 in support of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Richmond Hospital. 

In April this year, the Provincial Government announced health care services at Richmond Hospital will be provided in a culturally sensitive manner, with recognition of the importance of traditional Chinese medicine services in the local community. Read more.

Business Association of Richmond Donates 10k to RHF (2)


Richmond Firefighters Association donates to support
new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital 

Richmond Firefighters Association is taking a philanthropic leadership role by directing a $250,000 donation towards a new Acute Care Tower at Richmond Hospital.  Each member has personally pledged through payroll deduction towards the donation.

As first responders who are often first on scene helping with medical emergencies, Richmond Firefighters Association are true champions of Richmond Hospital and local health care. Richmond Hospital’s original tower, more than 50 years old, needs to be replaced. Opened in 1966, the building is seismically unstable with obsolete and deficient facilities, and is unable to meet the needs of Richmond’s dramatically growing population, including our seniors, the fastest growing population of seniors in all of B.C.

The Richmond Firefighters Association, whose own facilities have been upgraded to withstand earthquakes, represents all of Richmond’s 215 firefighting, training, investigation, fire prevention, public education and mechanical staff who work around the clock to keep the citizens of Richmond safe. 

Richmond Hospital Foundation thanks the Richmond Firefighters Association and its members for their leadership and generosity to improve health care here at home, now and in the future.

Richmond Firefighters Association (web)


Indo-Canadian community opens its heart for Richmond Hospital

March 10, 2017

Balwant Sanghera, well-known Richmond resident and member of the management committee of India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, is exemplary in his passion for local health care and his advocacy to help improve it.  

Last year, the India Cultural Center of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas donated $41,500 to Richmond Hospital Foundation to improve local health care.

“Richmond Hospital is one of the community’s most important institutions and our donation will help ensure local health care is there for all of us in the future.” Sanghera says.  “Planning for an acute care tower with the most modern equipment and facilities is essential.  Such a huge project will receive a lot of financial and moral support from the community.”  

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Help make greater strides towards better mental health in Richmond

August 30, 2016
An innovative initiative at Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond is beginning to make a difference for mental health and substance use care for clients and their families.

Some major changes include new Person & Family Centred Care Standards and Relationship & Service Standards, reflecting core concepts of dignity & respect; information sharing; participation; and collaboration.  Read more.

2015 Grind for the Mind Cheque Presentation


Dedicated to Fundraising

for VCH-Richmond and our community’s health care needs

Inspiring individuals, businesses and organizations to give to Richmond Hospital Foundation as their charity of choice to help purchase vital medical equipment, improve patient care programs and upgrade local facilities.

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