COVID Response Fund 2021
COVID Response Fund 2021
The fight against COVID-19 isn’t over. Make a gift and help our heroes keep fighting.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Columbian Hospital’s dedicated team of healthcare professionals have fought tirelessly for their patients – as they always have and always will. With support from our donors, the Foundation has worked to provide the resources that our healthcare heroes have needed to keep fighting – resources like equipment, research, patient comfort tools, and staff wellness initiatives.
While much progress has been made, the fight against COVID-19 isn’t over. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in British Columbia, the pressure placed on our hospital is mounting. Make a gift towards the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and help our heroes continue to navigate this time of crisis.
You can also show your support by continuing to follow public health guidelines. Together, we can do our part to lessen the strain on Royal Columbian Hospital.
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This past year as we navigated the challenges created by the pandemic, the Foundation provided valuable assistance with funding and in-kind support for a range of equipment, research, patient comfort, and staff wellness initiatives.
Our donors allowed the Foundation to respond quickly to the evolving needs of the hospital.
Providing new and innovative equipment remains at the core of the support provided by the Foundation, and donors have helped us acquire a number of tools that have been crucial in the hospital’s response to COVID-19. These include glidescopes to help intubate patients safer, ultrasounds to assess cardiac and lung status of COVID-19 patients, smartphones and tablets to help communication between caregivers, patients, and their families, and a germ-killing UV robot to clean and disinfect “hot spots”. The Foundation has also continued to make research a priority, with more than a million dollars in commitments to research projects over the last year.
In addition to providing the tools to care for patients, the Foundation joined with an overwhelming number of individuals, businesses, and organizations to support wellness initiatives. This included 13,699 meals provided to physicians, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, and other staff; 55,917 cups of coffee; and 3,500 care packages. The Foundation coordinated the delivery of PPE donations, worked with hotel partners to provide accommodations for Fraser Health staff and medical staff when they needed to isolate from their loved ones or stay closer to the hospital, and helped share hundreds of public messages of support.
While pandemic-related needs became the immediate focus in 2020, the Foundation and its donors also continue to support the multi-year, multi-phase redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital. In 2020, the new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre opened as part of phase 1 of redevelopment. Now, we welcome construction of a new Acute Care Tower now underway as part of phase 2.
As the hospital’s needs continue to evolve and construction progresses on the phases of redevelopment, we look forward to working with our donors in support of our caregivers.
To learn more about how you can support
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, please contact 604.520.4438