emergency

Cabintoy family’s story

In the blink of an eye, the Cabintoy family’s early morning drive to church in Surrey took a horrific turn. Dashcam footage of the October 2018 head-on crash shows a car in the opposite lane suddenly swerved into their path, leaving no time to react. Royal Columbian Hospital – with one of the province’s two Level 1 trauma programs – would soon be called upon to respond to the extensive injuries suffered by the parents of two young girls.

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Critical care for a third of BC

Royal Columbian Hospital is currently undergoing one of the largest government-funded health care redevelopments in British Columbia’s history. This $1.35 […]

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Elijah John’s Story

Elijah John isn’t sure how he pulled himself out of the wreckage. The 18-year-old was in shock, he was struggling to breathe, and his left arm was dangling. All this, after his car hydroplaned off the highway on a rainy November evening as Elijah was going from work to his home in Hope. Thanks to a passerby, Elijah would eventually be rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital – one of the province’s two major adult trauma centres.

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Terry Banks’s Story

Back pain by itself can be debilitating. For Terry Banks of Port Moody, a nagging lower back sprain was only the start of his problems. By the time he made his way to Royal Columbian Hospital’s emergency department weeks later, he was struggling with a number of complications. Now shivering and desperate for help, Terry wondered what was happening to him.

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Donors fund special equipment needs

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 24, 2017} – More than half a million dollars in new equipment is coming to […]

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Redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital set to begin

A new mental health and substance use facility, outpatient clinics and better care for seniors are part of the first phase of redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital.

Health Minister Terry Lake today announced business plan approval for phase one of the redevelopment, with a $249.8 million commitment from the Province and $9.1 million from the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

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Donation honours memory of emergency physician

Dr. Gilbert Dyck

The legacy of a Royal Columbian Hospital emergency physician will carry on, following a donation by friends of the doctor who passed away earlier this year.

Dr. Gilbert Dyck spent his career at Royal Columbian Hospital until he retired in 2010. He passed away at home on March 12, 2014, after a battle with multiple myeloma.

A gift to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation from Steve and Karen McDonald will help purchase a chest compression system and a crash cart defibrillator for the hospital’s emergency department.

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