Newly constructed $47 million hospital facility showcased in South Surrey

A ceremony celebrating the almost-open ‘Foundation Lodge’ was held Saturday, March 7 at the $47-million South Surrey facility. (Harv Toews photo)
A ceremony celebrating the almost-open ‘Foundation Lodge’ is set for today (March 7) at the $47-million South Surrey facility. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A ceremony celebrating the almost-open ‘Foundation Lodge’ was held Saturday, March 7 at the $47-million South Surrey facility. (Harv Toews photo)
Extended-care bed in the ‘Foundation Lodge.’ (Harv Toews photo)
Production kitchen at the new facility. (Harv Toews photo)
Leisure room at the new facility. (Harv Toews photo)
Bath facility. (Harv Toews photo)

Fraser Health held a ceremony Saturday (March 7) for its newly-constructed $47 million, 200-bed lodge and hospice space, located in South Surrey.

The Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge, located across the street from the hospital at 15575 16A Ave., is a state-of-the-art facility built on land owned by the Foundation, a news release states.

The property is being leased by Fraser Health to operate 112 long-term care beds, a 15-bed Melville Hospice Home, and a 73-bed older adult mental health unit.

Operations are scheduled to begin next month.

Through donations from the community, PAH Foundation raised $10 million for the project.

READ MORE: Peace Arch Hospital Foundation unveils plan for 200-bed care facility

READ MORE: Peace Arch Hospital Foundation hits $10-million goal

“We are thrilled that the new PAH Foundation Lodge, built by Peace Arch Hospital Foundation and funded by our generous donors, is now completed, on time and on budget,” PAH Foundation chairman Geoff Funke said in a news release. “Thank you to Fraser Health for partnering with us to operate this critically-needed residential care and hospice facility for our community.”

The 15-bed hospice space is to replace the seven-bed hospice currently operating inside Peace Arch Hospital. It will allow patients the opportunity to stay in their home community to receive end-of-life care.

The residence features single rooms with private washrooms, a bariatric room on each floor, family spaces, and the option of connecting-rooms for couples.

In addition, there’s an in-house hairdressing salon, outdoor gardens, and an onsite production kitchen.

Peace Arch Hospice executive director Beth Kish told Peace Arch News the hospice society is looking forward to providing compassionate and professional support in the new hospice home.

“This new facility will have quiet family meeting areas, beautifully appointed bedrooms with a private bathroom and a place for loved ones to sleep in the same room so they do not have to leave during this difficult time,” Kish told PAN.

The Peace Arch Hospice Society Supportive Care Centre is located on the same street as the Foundation Lodge.

“The community is so fortunate to have these two new hospice facilities purposefully designed and built to provide the best possible hospice care,” Kish said.



aaron.hinks@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

APRIL 2: Six new COVID-19 deaths: provincial health officer

Thousands of ‘PPE’ donated in Surrey, where one care home is ‘preparing for the worst’

SafeCare BC’s Operation Protect drive involves drop-off dates in Guildford

Psychologist’s advice on parenting in the pandemic

SFU psychology prof Dr. Tanya Broesch, with expertise in child development, discusses short and long-term impacts COVID-19 pandemic is having on children and parents alike

‘Shocking decision’: Surrey soccer club won’t offer refunds to 350 teams for cancelled tourney

Registration fees would top $171K for Surrey Mayor’s Cup, called off due to COVID-19

Bayside rugby director makes pitch for season shift

Andy Blackburn suggests COVID-19 cancellation could be impetus for BC Rugby change

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

Abbotsford man who tries to start gas-station fight gets sprayed with gasoline

Suspect returns with knife and throws it at victim, but is quickly arrested by police

Abbotsford family of 5 who was stuck in Vietnam is now back home

Janzen family sends ‘huge and heartfelt’ thank you to everyone who helped

Most Read

l -->