Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment plans take an exciting step in the right direction

RCH Foundation applauds B.C. Government’s decision to proceed with business case for redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. — April 17, 2013

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) President and CEO Adrienne Bakker says that the B.C. Government’s announcement to proceed with the business case for redevelopment of RCH is a “very exciting step in the right direction to provide the best in healthcare to British Columbians.”

Commenting on the Health Ministry’s release on Monday, Bakker stated that the announcement provides assurance for donors who are eager to support the long-term vision for RCH and will help inform RCH Foundation’s fundraising plans.

“The redevelopment of RCH will be one of the most comprehensive transformations of a hospital site in Canada, not just in terms of buildings, but how patient care is delivered,” says Bakker. “We look forward to working closely with the business case development team at Fraser Health in 2013-2014 to advance support for this revolutionary healthcare initiative, as funding for the redevelopment will be made possible through a continuation of the strong partnership that exists between the Ministry of Health, Fraser Health and the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation community of donors.”

Read the Ministry of Health news release “Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Moves Ahead” — April 15, 2013

For more information about the redevelopment plans for Royal Columbian Hospital, please contact RCH Foundation at 604.520.4438 or


About Royal Columbian Hospital

Royal Columbian Hospital is a provincial and regional referral hospital providing specialized care for trauma, cardiac and neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for 1.7 million seriously ill and injured people from Fraser Health, the Lower Mainland and across the province. RCH is also a provincial teaching hospital with a UBC Clinical Academic Campus onsite.


About Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars annually to help fund priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, innovation and education at RCH.  For more information about Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, please visit




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