Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre

Comfort. Calming. Therapeutic. Those are among the aims of the new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre, which is part of the first phase of Royal Columbian Hospital’s unprecedented redevelopment. The 75-bed facility has been under construction for the last three years, and the vision for the new centre has been developed over many years. It’s now ready to start providing inpatient and outpatient care, as well as educational and research opportunities.

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Vince Li’s Story

26-year-old Vince Li had been battling a fever for several days in March 2020 when he made his way to the hospital in Burnaby. The results of an X-ray and blood test revealed tell-tale signs of COVID-19. Doctors decided to immediately sedate, intubate, and send the young man to Royal Columbian Hospital, one of the province’s primary COVID-19 sites. There, he became the youngest COVID-positive patient to be mechanically ventilated in the hospital’s intensive care unit during the pandemic’s spring peak.

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Olga Angus’s Story

In mid-April 2020, New Westminster resident Olga Angus turned a remarkable 108-years-old. It’s an anniversary that is one for the record books worldwide, because of a life-saving cardiac procedure seven years earlier at Royal Columbian Hospital.

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Group of Five contributes to ICU, ER, and breast imaging

The Group of Five Benevolent Society & Friends (G5), a New Westminster based charity founded in 2004, is dedicated to […]

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Germ-killing robots to fight COVID-19 at Royal Columbian

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 20, 2020} – Royal Columbian Hospital is enlisting another weapon in its fight against COVID-19. […]

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New round of equipment purchases funded by Royal Columbian donors

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 13, 2020} – Hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment and technology has been […]

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Burnaby firefighters provide Royal Columbian Hospital with an easier breath

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 30, 2020} – The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society has stepped forward with funding to support […]

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Our response to COVID-19

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 28, 2020} –Your past and continued support has enabled Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation to respond […]

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Royal Columbian Hospital launches COVID research

Medical teams around the world are rapidly learning all they can about the new coronavirus, and Royal Columbian Hospital is part of that global effort. Hospital Medical Director and critical care physician Dr. Steve Reynolds and his team have launched research to better understand how to treat critically ill COVID patients.

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A message from Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

New Westminster, B.C. – {Updated March 20, 2020} – In support of efforts throughout the world to address the spread […]

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