A Gift for the Future of Trauma Care

New Westminster, B.C. –  October 2022

When a traumatic incident occurs, the clock starts to tick. Every moment counts – and life hangs in the balance. The Royal Columbian Emergency Department, one of the most highly utilized in the province with over 75,000 visits annually, is the entry point to trauma care. In addition, the new Jim Pattison Acute Care Tower, the crown jewel of the multi-phase redevelopment project currently under construction, will see both services receive significant upgrades and additions.

In October 2022, representatives of Windsor Plywood, which has been in business for over 50 years in our communities, joined staff and physicians at Royal Columbian to announce a gift of $1 Million to support the Trauma Bays in the new Jim Pattison Acute Care Tower. Cathy Brown, Executive Director of the Windsor Plywood Foundation, spoke at the event of her family’s commitment to the communities in which they live and operate their business, and to the importance of Trauma care within our region, and our province.