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It’s official: second hospital coming for people in Surrey

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Office of the Premier

It’s official: second hospital coming for people in Surrey

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Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Fraser Health
Communications
604 613-0794
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Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Fraser Health
Communications
604 613-0794

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What people are saying about Surrey's second hospital

Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood –

“Concept plan approval for the new hospital gets us another step closer to a new state-of-the-art facility in our community so people in Surrey will see further enhancements to their quality of public health care.”

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers –

“I am thrilled that our government is taking the next step towards making a new hospital a reality, which will offer even higher levels of public health care in our fast-growing community.”

Garry Begg, MLA for Surrey-Guildford –

“Our government committed to improving public health care and it’s great to see the concept plan approved for a second hospital in the community, which will enhance health-care services for people in Surrey.”

Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey-Newton –

“Surrey Memorial Hospital is very busy, and people want quicker access to care, which is why I am grateful our government is approving the concept plan for a new hospital in the community.”

Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama –

“Surrey is growing, and Surrey Memorial Hospital is busy helping to meet local health-care needs. Our government is working to meet these challenges, and I thank everyone involved for their collaboration to ensure this new hospital’s concept plan was approved.” 

Bruce Ralston, MLA for Surrey-Whalley –

“A new hospital in our community means people will get the enhanced care they need, health-care workers will help people get better in a modern facility and the economy will be boosted through the construction jobs created once work gets underway.”

Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North –

“This new hospital will mean better and faster access to health-care services for people in the area, and I thank Premier Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix as well as all of the community partners who worked hard to make this hospital a reality.”  

Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health —

“The new hospital in Surrey allows us to re-envision how health services can meet the demands of this fast-growing and diverse community with an expansion of services and the incorporation of virtual health-care services that go beyond the walls of the hospital. The new site will complement the care provided by Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and together, the three sites will offer quality patient care for a range of care needs.”

Provincial health-care investments

Fourteen urgent and primary care centres have been announced around B.C., including: Surrey, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon, Quesnel, the Westshore, Victoria, East Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver, Prince George, Nanaimo, and Burnaby and Ridge Meadows.

Primary care networks are improving access to team-based care in communities throughout the province, including: Brentwood/Hastings, Edmonds, Metrotown, Port Coquitlam, North Coquitlam, Port Moody/Anmore/Belcarra, New Westminster, Southwest and Southeast, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Richmond West, Richmond City Centre, Richmond East, South Okanagan Similkameen and Prince George.

The provincial government has also completed tens of thousands more MRI exams by boosting the number of MRI machines running longer so people can access care faster. 

The Province has announced 13 major health capital projects to replace outdated facilities and meet the needs of growing communities, including:

  • Surrey – new hospital concept plan approval (December 2019)
  • Burnaby – Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment (September 2019)
  • Williams Lake – Cariboo Memorial Hospital (July 2019)
  • Quesnel – G.R. Baker ED and ICU (March 2019)
  • Vancouver – St. Paul’s Hospital (February 2019)
  • Trail – Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy and ambulatory care (February 2019)
  • Richmond – Richmond Hospital tower (March 2018)
  • Nanaimo – ICU for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (November 2018)
  • Fort St. James – Stuart Lake Hospital (October 2018)
  • North Shore – Lions Gate Hospital (September 2018)
  • Dawson Creek – Dawson Creek and District Hospital (July 2018)
  • Cowichan Valley – new Cowichan District Hospital (July 2018)
  • Terrace – Mills Memorial Hospital (February 2018)

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