This $68.2-million project is funded by $8.2 million from the Ministry of Health, $23 million from Fraser Health, and community funding through the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation's contribution of $37 million.
"The foundation is thrilled that the Ministry of Health has approved the building of five state-of- the-art operating rooms above our brand new ER," said Siobhan Philips, chair, Board of Directors, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. "This will greatly enhance the surgical services that Peace Arch Hospital can provide patients in our community."
The Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, through generous community support, has successfully raised $15 million for the emergency department expansion approved in 2015, while plans are underway to fund $22 million for the surgical suite.
Procurement for the detailed design of the first phase of the project will now begin.
The B.C. government is making record investments in modern, safe infrastructure projects throughout the province. In doing so, these construction projects are creating well-paying, family-supporting jobs. These investments are possible because of the fiscal plan of the B.C. government.