WE ARE FINANCIALLY ACCOUNTABLE
Surrey Hospitals Foundation is committed to the highest standards of accountability and transparency. Working with our Board of Directors, the Foundation ensures effective stewardship of our donors’ contributions, while achieving results that are defined by their positive impact on our community.
UNSTOPPABLE IN ACTION
Over the past 29 years, together we have raised $170 million that is working directly to enhance health care in Surrey. Our fundraising costs average 14 per cent over the last 5 years.
So much good happens when we work together. Because together, we are an unstoppable force for life-changing health care.
2020 – 2021
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT & PROJECTS
Some of the capital equipment and projects supported this year include Tomosynthesis, Virtual Pet Project for the Children’s Health Centre, UVGI robot, Rapid Infuser Pump, SAEBO VR, Sara Combilizer, Gamma Probes, CHC renovations, FBU renovations, SMH Rehab Project, and ultrasound for Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre Pain Clinic.
Highlight – Children’s Health Centre Mobile App: We are pleased to have supported the creation of the My Hospital Pal mobile app, an innovative augmented reality (AR) application for kids as part of our Children’s Health Centre (CHC) renewal project. The first of its kind in Canada, the app features “Chip” the AR Squirrel as a virtual orientation to the hospital. Chip provides helpful information to children visiting the Children’s Health Centre. Families are presented with a QR code to download the app on their devices, so that children may interact with Chip, who will guide them through the hospital setting and share what to expect during their visit. As our pediatric team treats over 50,000 children annually, we are proud to continue to support them with new and impactful innovations.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Some of the research and education initiatives we invested in this year include the Strategic Priority Grant, Neuro Research Award, the recruitment of Dr. Xiaowei Song (Fraser Health’s first-ever Senior Clinical Research Scientist dedicated 100 per cent to research), Dr. Tom Godwin’s Lectureship, and nearly thirty COVID-19 research studies.
Highlight – COVID-19 Research Investments: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we invested in establishing a COVID-19 research infrastructure. We invested $1.4 million to support 25 current research studies taking place in Surrey, and we established the Surrey Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Unit.
A few of the patient comfort items we have supported this year includes Art and Music Therapy for NICU, Youth Mental Health, Electro Larynx (speech and pathology), iPads/tablets to provide better communication between COVID-19 patients and their families, infant warmers, mobile lifts, handheld oximeter for NICU, and ceiling lifts.
Highlight – iPads and Tablets: Over the past year, we have been fortunate to have received iPads and tablets from donors to support our patients. These devices provide a way for patients to communicate with their loved ones during COVID-19. This is especially important as hospital visitations continue to be limited.
There were a total of 36 devices received. 30 of these were distributed to COVID-19 units, 4 to rehabilitation patients, and 2 to residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre.
2019 – 2020
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT & PROJECTS
Some of the capital equipment & projects supported this year include Pediatric HAL. Perometer, Cardiac Ultrasound and other equipment for this unit, Bronchial Thermoplasty, Maternity Ultrasound for Family Birthing Unit, Integrated OR Surgery Equipment, Laryngoscope.
Highlight – Pediatric HAL: One of our newest purchases will help to train doctors, nurses, paramedics and technicians how to deal with emergency scenarios involving a child. Pediatric HAL is the world’s most advanced pediatric patient simulator and the first capable of simulating lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement, and speech. HAL is designed to help providers of all levels develop the specialized skills needed to effectively communicate, diagnose, and treat young patients in nearly all clinical areas. He breathes, cries, turns blue, bleeds, has a pulse, has dilating pupils and responds to all medical interventions, including surgery, intubation and more.
This revolutionary simulator supports a broad range of real patient monitors and sensors. This unique capability allows those being trained to practice setting up and operating equipment just as they would in real situations.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Some of the research & education initiatives we invested in this year include Surrey Memorial Hospital Simulation Lab Mock Code Blue series, South Asian Research Initiative, Dr. Tom Godwin Lectureship, Strategic Priority Grant, conference attendance for nurses
Highlight – Dr. Tom Godwin Lectureship: Early in 2013, British Columbia lost a great physician, pioneer cardiologist, mentor and adventurer with the death of Dr. Thomas Godwin. In appreciation of the excellent care he and the family received within the Neurology Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH), the family has decided to provide funding to establish a lectureship in neurology known as the Dr. Tom Godwin Neurology Lectureship, in his honour. The goal of this lectureship is to enhance teaching and collaboration among clinical teams and interested medical personnel as neurology experts continue to unravel the mysteries of the human brain and neurological diseases. The lectures take place in the UBC Lecture Theatre at Surrey Memorial Hospital and video-cast to as large an audience as possible using the available technology.
Some of the patient comfort items we’ve supported this year include meals, clothing and supplies for the vulnerable population, accommodations for families of patients from out of town, diabetic foot care, emergency medicine refill, breast pumps for NICU families, music therapy and workshops for residents at Czorny Alzheimer Centre.
Highlight – Pocket Talkers: Thanks to SHF’s Small Miracles Fund, innovative Pocket Talkers technology is provided to seniors and others experiencing hearing loss. They have a tremendous impact on patients who have had difficulty communicating without, allowing them to actively participate in community events, social gatherings, and important medical appointments.
A few of the minor equipment we have purchased this year includes a variety of therapeutic art and music sessions for units such as Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Stabilization Unit, Adolescent Day Treatment Program, Czorny Alzheimer Centre.
Highlight – Music Therapy: Surrey Hospitals Foundation is proud to support music therapy in our Neonatal ICU at Surrey Memorial. Our specialized NICU team cares for up to 36 premature or sick babies every single day. Music therapy is a proven method to help calm babies, and often supports functions such as better breathing and neurological development.
ANNUAL REPORT 2020-2021