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Burnaby Hospital redevelopment reaches major milestone

Burnaby Hospital redevelopment reaches major milestone

July 2, 2021 at 12:10 pm  BC, News, Politics

Anne Kang, MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake –

“This is exciting news for our community. Our government listened to the people of Burnaby and moved quickly on this project that will also create thousands of local construction jobs and help rebuild our economy.”

Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds –

“I’ve long championed for the community and getting them involved has been the cornerstone of my work. This project is one that respects and reflects the needs and desires that are crucial to people in Burnaby and I’m proud to see it take its next step.”

Katrina Chen, MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed –

“I remember the amazing care I received when I had my son at the Burnaby Hospital, and I also remember thinking how the facilities really needed an upgrade. Since the hospital opened in 1952, it’s been so important to many local residents, and it’s time to update and provide a top-notch experience that meets the needs of Burnaby citizens.”

Janet Routledge, MLA for Burnaby-North –

“I’ve watched Burnaby grow during the years I’ve been involved in this community. Its time for a hospital that can meet the demands of a growing community. This is an important step in the right direction that offers new and innovative health services to the diverse needs of our families.”

Mike Hurley, mayor, Burnaby –

“It’s fantastic to see this investment in the health and safety of Burnaby residents. Burnaby is a diverse community that is growing quickly and it is essential to have a facility that meets the health-care needs of residents. I know our community will be thrilled to see this project moving forward.”

Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO, Fraser Health –

“I’m so pleased to mark this significant milestone for the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment today, moving us another step closer to bringing expanded health-care services to the community. I am grateful to our teams and our partners that have focused on patients at the centre of Phase 1 to ensure that the design supports a positive patient care journey. The state-of-the-art medical, cancer and surgical health-care campus will support our staff and medical staff to serve the community for many years to come.”

Kristy James, chief executive officer, Burnaby Hospital Foundation –

“Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s Proud History, Bright Future campaign is unparalleled in Burnaby Hospital’s almost 70-year history, and we are committed to raising $30 million towards this much-needed redevelopment. Our facility was built in 1952, and its last major update was over four decades ago. Finally, now, after years of advocating, we are on the verge of a brighter future in health care for our community.”

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