At Richmond Hospital Foundation, our accomplishments are made possible because of individuals, families and community organizations like you. Your donations enhance the level of care provided and drive change at Richmond Hospital and throughout our community of care.
Thank you for being part of the solution, part of something bigger, and our partner in helping advance and enhance health care in Richmond.
We hope that you always feel inspired to give.
We’re excited to share the impact you have made. See how your contributions have directly transformed health care delivery in Richmond.
What We’ve Achieved Together
Medical Imaging Centre Campaign
Medical imaging plays a significant role in everyone’s health and lives. Richmond Hospital Foundation is raising $25 million to fund excellence and innovative technologies in the expanded, future Medical Imaging Centre which will include an increased number of new CT scanners, MRI machines, mammography machines, SPECT machines, X-Ray machines, and interventional radiology machines.
With donations from our donors, we will be able to increase not only the specialized equipment and the physical space, but also ensure Richmond Hospital is responding to the growing needs of the community with timely, accurate, and the appropriate treatment close to home. Help ensure the medical imaging team at Richmond Hospital have the best tools to make a positive difference in lives of individuals and families.
Research to Improve Care in Richmond
Donor funding has fuelled a comprehensive effort to help grow the research program in Richmond. Working in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Richmond Hospital Foundation is enabling the research conducted by our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to flourish and improve care in Richmond. Research projects include looking at ways to boost prevention of Adverse Drug Events through better understanding of causes and communication as well as using calming “robot” animals to reduce confusion, aggression and anxiety in elderly hospital patients with dementia.
Emergency Department Code Blue Equipment
When a patient suffers a cardiac arrest, the words “Code Blue” are broadcast throughout the hospital. A dedicated Code Blue team rushes to the patient’s location bringing medicine and medical equipment to perform resuscitation.
Donors helped equip Richmond Hospital Emergency Department’s Code Blue team with critical, lifesaving equipment including standardized crash cart upgrades and a new chest compression system. These enhanced tools will help the highly trained Code Blue team respond to life-threatening conditions at a moment’s notice.
See Better, Heal Better, Feel Better Campaign
Our community of donors joined forces to help raise an astounding $1.3 million to supply Richmond Hospital with game-changing diagnostic and surgical equipment that will improve access to diagnostic procedures for cardiac patients, elevate the treatment experience for those with breast cancer, and shorten the recovery time for patients who require hip surgeries, and more.
Permanent Richmond Foundry Location
Because of our donors, Richmond Hospital Foundation contributed $1.5 million to establish Foundry Richmond, a permanent new centre that delivers health care focused on youth. Located at 5811 Cooney Road in Richmond, Foundry Richmond makes it easy for young people to find youth-friendly, welcoming and appropriate services free of charge, including programs for mental health and substance use, physical and sexual health care, peer support, and social services.
Richmond Family Access and Support Team (R-FAST) Vehicle
Thanks to the leadership and generosity of the Richmond Firefighters Association (IAFF Local 1286), the Richmond Family Access and Support Team now have access to a dedicated vehicle allowing them to travel to where youth live within the community to provide on-the-ground assessment and treatment. By providing alternative care and support, R-FAST increases the chances for improved health outcomes for vulnerable youth under the age of 19 who may be living with unresolved mental health issues.
Trio of Life Campaign
Thanks to our community of donors, General Internal Medicine physicians at Richmond Hospital and the experts in Cardiology, Pulmonary medicine and Neurology will be receiving new diagnostic equipment vital in ensuring that disease progression is discovered in a timely manner and accurately accessed. Each of these specialists work with patients to discover, diagnose and monitor symptoms and conditions related to the heart, lungs, and the body’s nervous system – the Trio of Life.
The new equipment will help improve a patient’s journey from monitoring symptoms to diagnosis by providing our expert teams with a suite of specialized equipment that will interpret the complexities of each patient’s symptoms. Physicians will have advanced tools and technologies to help develop an optimum treatment plan that will ultimately improve health in the community.
New In-Patient Acute Mental Health Unit
Donor support has enabled the redesign of the new In-Patient Acute Mental Health Unit in Richmond Hospital. Opened in late November, the newly transformed space allows the care team to fully incorporate the Person and Family Centred Care model, increasing respect, dignity, compassion, and privacy for patients and families. Thanks to donors, a new multifunctional activity room and private consultation spaces have been created, together with a family dining area and kitchen, with new furniture, lighting and décor that promotes a soothing and therapeutic environment.
$50 Million Dollars Raised for New Yurkovich Family Pavilion
Completion of the $50 million ACT NOW Campaign was made possible by many joyful donors coming together. The new tower will be named the Yurkovich Family Pavilion and it will increase the capacity of care for Richmond’s growing population, helping to ensure the best in care is close to home. The Yurkovich Family Pavilion will be home to a new surgical centre, medical imaging centre, emergency department, and more inpatient beds.Learn More →
New Surgical Equipment
With the help of generous donors, Richmond Hospital Foundation has funded new technologies and a refresh of urgently needed surgical equipment including a portable and minimally invasive surgical system, wireless connectivity and 4K resolution screens to improve surgical visualization along with a mini C-Arm, microtome tissue slicers, bipolar cautery technology, and cystoscopes. The acquisition of new, state-of-the-art equipment will aid with faster recovery times, shorter hospital stays, and better outcomes.
COVID-19 Response Fund
Thanks to the support of the community, Richmond Hospital Foundation received more than one million dollars to fund much-needed equipment and COVID-19 research. Richmond Hospital purchased new CPR chest compression equipment, respiratory glidescope blades, portable gas machines and ventilators, additional ICU beds and care spaces, patient vital signs monitors and oxygen concentrators. Your generosity has allowed our medical teams to quickly scale up to create the needed capacity for anticipated volumes now for any future waves.
Community Health Access Centre
Opened in March 2020, the new Community Health Access Centre on 7671 Alderbridge Way provides multiple specialized services consolidated into a single location for adults, including older adults, with chronic diseases. Donor investments have helped fund renovations to create space for increased clinic rooms and a welcoming reception for patients and families. With the addition of expanded data capabilities for home health staff and Telehealth capabilities and infrastructure, Richmond is “future-ready” for better, faster, and more convenient access to the health care that patients need.
Cardiac Echo Ultrasound to Improve Medical Imaging
An echocardiogram also known as a cardiac echo is one of the most vital and widely used tests in cardiology to monitor heart health. Ultrasound technology is used to create an image that shows the size, shape and function of the heart pump and the heart valves. Last year, nearly 5,000 cardiac echo scans were performed for patients in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and the wards of Richmond Hospital, as well as outpatients requiring scans. Donors helped fund a brand new state-of-the-art unit to help our cardiologists diagnose problems, monitor any potential changes in the heart over time and determine what further steps or tests may be required.
Improving Health Care for Seniors
Donor funding has helped make health care for Richmond’s elderly patients more compassionate and caring by funding vital music therapy at both our long-term care homes and in hospital, providing meaningful activity for seniors who may have cognitive impairment or palliative care needs. In Richmond Hospital, donor funding has helped to improve care on our Acute Care for the Elderly unit by providing a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for older adults as they recover .
Equipment for Colon Cancer Screening
Donor leadership has helped fund much-needed equipment to enable a doubling of capacity required for greater colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital. With early screening, colonoscopes help gastroenterologists to view the colon and remove smaller pre-cancerous polyps, if present, on the spot, sparing patients from painful, more invasive surgery, and resulting in faster recovery times.
Our publication Joyful Giving is released twice a year, showcasing the impact of our donors and the skill and innovation of our doctors and nurses in Richmond. Access the latest Joyful Giving newsletter below, as well as our back catalogue.