Newest round of equipment purchases funded by Royal Columbian donors

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 10, 2021} – Charitable donors are providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment […]

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Mental health and the pandemic

Fourteen months into the global pandemic, even if you allow yourself permission to imagine a return to more normal times in the not too distant future, the complete story of COVID-19’s toll on society will likely not emerge for a while still. This includes the full effect on our mental health stemming from the anxiety, fear, isolation, financial hardship, and other stressors felt by many since early 2020.

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Tips to Prevent An Unexpected Hospital Trip During COVID

As a trauma physician at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) — one of the busiest trauma units in Canada — I see preventable tragedies every day. While we are still in the COVID pandemic, we all need to do what we can to keep our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. Education and awareness around the most common injuries and accidents and how to prevent them will keep everyone safe and ensure our frontline healthcare workers have the resources they need to save vulnerable lives.

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From tests to vaccines: the lab’s role in a pandemic

The importance of testing to confirm COVID-19 infections has drawn new attention to the role of our healthcare labs. At Royal Columbian Hospital, the lab has a long history that goes back more than 100 years. Nowadays, with more than 5-million tests performed a year and with the generous support of donors to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, the hospital’s Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department helps in over 80-percent of medical diagnoses. And that was before the pandemic struck.

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Construction starts on next phase of Royal Columbian Hospital revitalization

New Westminster, B.C. – {March 3, 2021} –Work is underway on a new acute care tower as the redevelopment of […]

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McQuarrie Hunter LLP prioritizes mental health

New Westminster, B.C. – {March 1, 2021} –For more than two decades, McQuarrie Hunter LLP has come forward to support […]

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Planning for a pandemic

Pandemics and infection control measures have long been on the radar of healthcare planners. Previous international outbreaks, including SARS and Ebola, have made the topic a key consideration in the design of hospitals, including Royal Columbian Hospital’s current $1.49 billion redevelopment.

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Lasting memories

When the Royal Columbian Hospital School of Nursing opened its nurses’ residence in Sherbrooke Centre in 1963, guests would present themselves to the ‘house mother’ who used an intercom to alert young nursing students.

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Kulwant Samra’s story

After Kulwant Samra tested positive for COVID-19, the 51-year-old Abbotsford man isolated himself from his family in a room in his home. He was tired and short of breath in the first half of June, as businesses and schools in the province were re-opening following the initial protective measures taken during the start of the pandemic. Kulwant was initially still able to work remotely for his trucking company, dispatching a driver by phone the day he truly became alarmed by how he felt. His last memory was leaving his home by ambulance, before waking up eight weeks later at Royal Columbian Hospital.

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CP has heart

New Westminster, B.C. – {February 2, 2021} –Since 2014, Canadian Pacific has helped raise over $23.3 million for heart health […]

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