Our health professionals are unstoppable in their determination to provide world class standards of care to our community. We are unstoppable in our commitment to support them.
WE ARE INSPIRED
Our vision is to be Canada’s unstoppable force for life-changing health care.
WE ARE DRIVEN
We have a mission to inspire and enable our community to support innovative, life-changing health care.
Supporting us, means supporting our health care professionals. Supporting us, means supporting your friends and neighbours and family members who need us.
Health care services in Surrey are primarily financed by government and through funds raised by Surrey Hospitals Foundation. In fact, we are the largest non-government funder of health care for families in Surrey and the surrounding Fraser Valley communities. Our work is essential, and critical to the health of our hospitals and the health of the 1.8 million residents who reside in the Fraser Health region.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are able to help fund every one of our region’s major health facilities including Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. We support and fund the Czorny Alzheimer Centre, along with many specialized community programs for newborns, children, adults and seniors. Our Surrey health care campus provides health care for your whole family, from birth to end-of-life. Because you care, we are able to recruit top medical professionals. Hire the very best support staff. Purchase and operate state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment. And build and maintain modern facilities.
We are unstoppable in our determination to inspire and encourage our community to support innovative medicine and life-changing care, raising over $170 million since we were founded.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND SURREY HOSPITALS FOUNDATION
We are a close group of dedicated individuals, relentless in our passion to raise funds and implement positive changes that support our hospitals, our medical professionals and the people in our communities. Together, we are unstoppable.
Surrey Hospitals Foundation is proud to support major health care facilities in the region, including Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, Czorny Alzheimer Centre, and more.
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.
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.
2018 – 2019
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT & PROJECTS
Some of the capital equipment & projects supported this year include Myosure, POEM Equipment, Ultrasounds for Family Birthing Unit, Jet Ventilator, RFA, CHC Playground Project, Resectoscope Endoscope, Perometer.
Highlight – POEM: The life-changing Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) equipment treats patients suffering from achalasia. In this condition, the sphincter muscle separating the esophagus and stomach contracts shut and no longer opens. Food doesn’t pass into the stomach and the result is choking, regurgitation, heartburn, and pain. The POEM equipment allows for a faster and less invasive surgery than with previous techniques and equipment, with surgeries being complete in less than two hours. Surrey Memorial Hospital the only hospital in BC to offer this revolutionary treatment.
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, Thoracic Fellowship, Dr. Tom Godwin Lectureship, Neuro Research Award (Dr. Xiaowei Song), Strategic Priority Grant.
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.
Highlight – Breast Pumps: When babies end up in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), many times mothers are unable to nurse them directly for quite some time. Our Foundation provides hospital-grade breast pumps for mothers to provide breast milk to their newborns while they are in hospital, ensuring optimal nourishment during this important phase of newborn life.
A few of the minor equipment we have purchased this year includes sleeper chairs, 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.