Announcement of new Acute Care Tower

Photo: From left to right – Nicole Robson, President and CEO of Surrey Hospitals Foundation; Premier David Eby; Azra Hussain, Chief Operating Officer of Surrey Hospitals Foundation.


From its inception over 30 years ago, Surrey Hospitals Foundation has existed to collaborate with government, Fraser Health Authority, healthcare professionals, and the community to ensure that excellent and equitable care is supported south of the Fraser River. Surrey Hospitals Foundation is firmly committed to supporting the development of a new acute care tower at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

The Foundation is unwavering in its promise to supporting life-changing healthcare, and today’s announcement by Premier David Eby and Minister of Health Adrian Dix represents a critical step in meeting this challenge. As the new tower will focus on adding acute and specialized care capacity to the Surrey Memorial Hospital campus, such as medical, surgical, pediatric, perinatal, women’s health, and mental health and stroke care, the foundation will be shoulder to shoulder with government and Fraser Health in fundraising for and advancing these commitments.

“Surrey is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and will soon surpass Vancouver as the largest city in all of BC” says Harp Dhillon, Chair of the Board of Directors for Surrey Hospitals Foundation. “What we’ve heard today is a momentous step forward to ensure that our communities south of the Fraser River will have the equitable care they deserve and that healthcare investment in our region will keep pace with the needs of our communities.”

“We applaud and are excited to work together with the government, Fraser Health, our healthcare colleagues, and our supporters to help bring this new acute care tower online and operational for our community” says Nicole Robson, President and CEO of Surrey Hospitals Foundation. “Hearing that healthcare professionals will be at the heart of this project—from the planning stages all the way to the tower’s opening and beyond—is important for the sake of providing exceptional care for our diverse community. Our Foundation is committed to supporting our healthcare experts and equipping them to have the biggest impact they can for patients and their families in our region.”