The Sechelt Hospital redevelopment project was a $44 Million project to expand and enhance Sechelt Hospital to help meet the anticipated needs of the community to 2030.
The ‘Gettin’ Equipt’ campaign was a joint initiative of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary to raise $2 million dollars for the purchase of specialized furnishings and clinical equipment for the new hospital tower. The generosity of our many donors helped us reach our fundraising goal a year earlier than planned, and examples of the numerous items purchased with the support of our community include:
- Intensive Care Beds ($48K)
- Articulating Arm for Trauma Emergency ($48K)
- Furnishing a room ($50K)
The new tower was complete in spring 2013 and renovations to the original hospital facility — including a new expanded Ambulatory Care Area — will follow, with completion expected in 2014.
The benefits are many. The new Sechelt Hospital is the first within the Vancouver Coastal Health region to offer single patient rooms, dramatically reducing the potential for outbreaks and spread of disease. A new point-of-care service delivery system installed in each in-patient room improves patient comfort, reduces the spread of disease, and increases staff efficiency and satisfaction. Having an updated, efficient acute care facility within our community will enable Sechelt Hospital to retain and recruit key health care professionals over the longer term, thereby ensuring that sustainable and local quality patient care is readily available for residents of the Sunshine Coast and visitors alike.
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