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New Surrey hospital to include BC Cancer Centre

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Office of the Premier

New Surrey hospital to include BC Cancer Centre

Updated Aug. 6, 2020, for clarification

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Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
Jen.Holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
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Provincial Health Services Authority
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Fraser Health
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Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Press Secretary
Deputy Communications Director
Office of the Premier
Jen.Holmwood@gov.bc.ca
250 818-4881
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Provincial Health Services Authority
Communications
778 867-7472 (media line)
Fraser Health
Communications
604 613-0794 (media line)

Backgrounders

What people are saying about the new cancer centre

Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood –

“The expanded plans for the new hospital to include a cancer care centre is great news for Surrey, as people will have a second local option to get care close to home.”

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers –

“When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, we want to make sure they are getting the care they need and the new cancer care centre that will be included in the new Surrey Hospital is great news for the community.”

Garry Begg, MLA for Surrey-Guildford –

“The new Surrey hospital is big new for people in the community and with the announcement that it will also include a cancer care centre means our government continues to take action to serve the public health-care needs of local residents.”

Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey-Newton –

“A cancer diagnosis is one of the most anxious times anyone could face. A cancer treatment centre at the new Surrey hospital means people will be able to receive compassionate care close to home and I thank Premier Horgan and Minister Dix for taking steps to make this happen.” 

Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama –

“Cancer care can be fraught with diagnostic procedures and fear of the unknown, which is why I am grateful that our government is including a cancer treatment centre at the new Surrey hospital so Surrey residents can have some peace of mind knowing they can get treatment in their local community.” 

Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North –

“The cancer treatment centre at the new Surrey Hospital means local care for families and I know people will take comfort in the fact that if a loved one is getting treatment, they will be nearby for emotional support, and not a long distance away.”

Provincewide health-care investments

The Province has announced 13 major health capital projects since 2017 to replace outdated facilities and meet the needs of growing communities, including:

  • Richmond: Richmond Hospital tower expanded business plan (June 2020)
  • Fort St. James: Stuart Lake Hospital business plan approval (January 2020)
  • 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 Emergency department and ICU (March 2019)
  • Vancouver: St. Paul’s Hospital (February 2019)
  • Trail: Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital pharmacy and ambulatory care (February 2019)
  • Nanaimo: ICU for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (November 2018)
  • North Shore: Lions Gate Hospital (September 2018)
  • Cowichan Valley: new Cowichan District Hospital concept plan approval (July 2018)
  • Dawson Creek: Dawson Creek and District Hospital (July 2018)
  • Terrace: Mills Memorial Hospital (February 2018)

As of June 2020, 17 urgent and primary care centres have been opened around B.C., including Surrey North, Surrey-Newton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon, Quesnel, Westshore, Vancouver (REACH), North Vancouver, Vancouver City Centre, Prince George, Nanaimo, Burnaby, Ridge Meadows, Castlegar, James Bay (Victoria) and Abbotsford.

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

The provincial government has made possible tens of thousands more MRI exams by boosting the number of MRI machines, and keeping them running longer, so people can have their diagnoses and access care faster.

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