Give with Heart
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Royal Columbian Hospital has provided care to hundreds of patients who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. The pandemic’s multiple waves have put a strain on healthcare and fatigued our caregivers.
But during these challenging times, donors to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation have been a shining beacon. Your generosity has provided much-needed encouragement and allowed for the purchase of critical technology to care for patients safely and effectively.
Our caregivers have felt the impact of your tremendous support. As they continue to meet the needs of the region now and into the future, please consider a new gift to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and let them know you remain by their side.
As we navigate the demands of the pandemic, Royal Columbian also continues its spectacular transformation, led by a new multi-storey Acute Care Tower now under construction. The hospital’s $1.49 billion multi-phase redevelopment means your giving remains especially crucial now.
Give with heart. Because our care is critical and so is your support.
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Throughout the pandemic, donors to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation have provided valuable assistance with funding and in-kind support for a range of equipment, research, patient comfort, and staff wellness initiatives.
Our donors allowed the Foundation to respond quickly to the evolving needs of the hospital.
Providing new and innovative equipment remains at the core of the support provided by the Foundation, and donors have helped us acquire a number of tools that have been crucial in the hospital’s response to COVID-19. These include glidescopes to help intubate patients safer, ultrasounds to assess cardiac and lung status of COVID-19 patients, smartphones and tablets to help communication between caregivers, patients, and their families, and a germ-killing UV robot to clean and disinfect “hot spots”. The Foundation has also continued to make research a priority, with more than a million dollars in commitments to research projects over the last year.
In addition to providing the tools to care for patients, the Foundation joined with an overwhelming number of individuals, businesses, and organizations to support wellness initiatives. This included 13,699 meals provided to physicians, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and other staff; 55,917 cups of coffee; and 3,500 care packages. The Foundation coordinated the delivery of PPE donations, worked with hotel partners to provide accommodations for Fraser Health staff and medical staff when they needed to isolate from their loved ones or stay closer to the hospital, and helped share hundreds of public messages of support.
While pandemic-related needs became the immediate focus in 2020, the Foundation and its donors also continue to support the multi-year, multi-phase redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital. In 2020, the new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre opened as part of phase 1 of redevelopment. Now, construction is underway on a new multi-storey Acute Care Tower during phase 2.
As the hospital’s needs continue to evolve and construction progresses on the phases of redevelopment, we look forward to working with our donors in support of our caregivers.
To learn more about how you can support
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, please contact 604.520.4438