Impact of your gift

​Your recent investments in Richmond's health care

thank you so much for your generous support!

Your donation makes a huge impact on patients receiving care at Richmond Hospital.  Listen to some of our grateful patients' stories and their thanks to donors who supported local health care in Richmond.
Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Hayer and donors to the Richmond Hospital Foundation Gift of Health Fund for making continuing education possible for Richmond, B.C.'s health care professionals! 

our recent investments in richmond's health care


Minimally Invasive Surgical equipment for Operating Rooms
Richmond Hospital Foundation has already helped equip two operating rooms with tools for Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS). Minimally Invasive Surgeries are performed through tiny incisions, resulting in faster healing times, minimal scarring, and fewer complications. Richmond Hospital Foundation is currently raising funds to equip more operating rooms to perform this type of surgery.

Birth Centre Renovation

In 2009, the Birth Centre at Richmond Hospital was renovated into a new state-of-the-art facility with 15 private maternity care rooms, a maternity-specific operating room and recovery area, and a six-bed neonatal intensive care unit. Richmond Hospital Foundation contributed significantly to the $6.5-million project.
Equipment for Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
Our rehabilitation facilities used to be less than ideal for stroke patients. We decided to change that by making it the focus of our 14th Annual Starlight Gala. With the generosity of donors, we invested in gym equipment (such as an exercise bike and parallel bars) to improve coordination and mobility equipment (such as walking track harness) to allow patients to rehabilitate without the fear of falling. We also helped fund every day life tools that help patients regain their independence.
Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation
The new expanded emergency department features two overflow beds and nine flexible care spaces, a dedicated pediatric resuscitation room and better security throughout. The renovation also resulted in a larger waiting room and triage area, two new isolation rooms, a decontamination room, an expanded cast clinic to treat orthopedic trauma patients and a new urgent care area. Richmond Hospital Foundation contributed $1 million to the two-year, $10.2-million renovation project.
Therapy Beds for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Therapy beds are specially designed beds that provide patients in the ICU with the most comfortable facilities possible. Therapy beds offer extensive features, including a pressure redistribution surface that removes excess heat and moisture from the surface of the bed to keep the patient’s skin cool and dry; built-in weights that allow bedridden patients to be weighed for drug or fluid measurements; and immediate pressure adjustments that allow the bed to deflate quickly in case a patient requires emergency CPR.