VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation achieves $60-million fundraising goal to improve surgical treatment

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      There are few things in life more stressful than waiting for news of a loved one undergoing life-saving surgery.

      Fortunately for residents across British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital has been delivering outstanding results for generations.

      But with a growing population and medical advances, hospital officials decided a few years ago that there was a need to upgrade the facilities.

      So in 2016, the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation launched a $60-million Future of Surgery fundraising campaign to improve its facilities in support of a single state-of-the-art surgical program.

      The goal was to create 16 new optimally sized operating rooms and a new 40-bed care unit to offer care for patients before and after surgery.

      Last night at the Lion Way Properties Time to Shine gala at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, the final $3 million was raised, thanks to the generosity of donors in the Chinese Canadian community.

      Below, you can see two videos highlighting the important work being done at VGH.

      Video: Former patient Lorraine Li expresses her gratitude to VGH for helping her recover from a horrific auto accident.
      This video was created to draw attention to the Future of Surgery fundraising campaign.