Funding Priorities

The Sechelt Hospital Foundation has a clear vision of our coastal community. We see a place where personal health, emotional support, physical care and life saving services are robust and made available through our healthcare system, the expertise of our physicians and health care staff and the generosity of our donors. We see a community where caring is an action word, a defining principle, and a shared commitment.

Over the next three years, Sechelt Hospital Foundation will focus on three core areas:

HEALTHY BODIES where we purchase diagnostic and treatment equipment;

HEALTHY SPACES: where we breathe new life into old buildings at Sechelt Hospital and in our community health care facilities;

HEALTHY MINDS where we support professional development of health care staff and keep the community informed about preventive and proactive health.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Cardiac Monitors

Cardiac Monitors for our Critical Care and Emergency Departments. On an annual basis, over 19,500 nights are spent in hospital, some requiring the constant monitoring and care for patients in critical condition.

Cost: $450,000 for 15 units

Xray and Imaging Upgrades

Upgrade to our Imaging Department’s Xray machine and system to allow doctors to gain immediate and detailed information on the near 57,000 radiology tests performed each year.

Cost: $450,000

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

MedTalks

The continuation of MedTalks as a community health promotion and wellness series of relevant and timely topics with direct connection to community support groups and services available on the Sunshine Coast.

Cost: $10,000 per annum

Professional Development

The Staff Education Fund supports the professional development of Sechelt Hospital and Sunshine Coast health care staff. Enabling our health care
teams to continually upgrade their knowledge to ensure we have highly skilled professionals during our greatest hours of need.

Cost: $15,000 per annum

ENVIRONMENT / SPACE REQUIREMENTS

New Operating Room

Currently, Sechelt Hospital conducts 2500 surgeries in a space designed in the late 1960s. Expansion requires an overhaul of the current Surgical Services and Recovery Area to handle the increased demand for day-surgery procedures on the Sunshine Coast.

Cost: To be determined

Renovation

Renovation of Sechelt Hospital’s Imaging Department to accommodate the new Xray Suite.

Cost: $200,000

Wellness Garden

A Wellness Garden to address the need for more green space on the grounds of Sechelt Hospital and to serves as a sanctuary for patients, visitors and staff, as well as a place to honour the memory of loved ones.

Estimated cost: $ +/- 300,000 – tbc

Mental Health and Addictions

A purpose built, welcoming and respectful Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment facility to replace the current care units with a dignified, safe and inspired space. This facility will include support group meeting space to inpatient care units; from safe detox facilities, community outreach, harm
reduction clinics, to 24 hour support services.

Cost: To be determined

Home for Off-Coast Health Care Providers Ongoing commitment for Foundation House, a rental property the Foundation provides for visiting physicians, health specialists and medical students to ensure we accommodate and welcome health care professionals who may someday call the Coast home.

Cost: $30,000

A facility renovation for Dementia and Respite care services for people facing this health challenge.
Cost: To be determined.