Burnaby Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of Burnaby Hospital dedicated to community partnerships to purchase vital medical equipment and technology, improve patient care, and support innovative and educational community programs that improve your health.
By 2018 Burnaby Hospital Foundation will be widely regarded as a top quartile foundation as measured by brand recognition, fiscal performance, and leading innovation and community impact.
We are agents of care. When you need us, we're here to help. But what if we weren't?
Imagine for a moment your child falls ill during the middle of the night and you have no place to turn. Perhaps your elderly parent has a terrible fall or someone you care about has a serious accident and requires immediate medical attention. What would you do? Where would you go without a hospital within proximity of your community?
A community hospital is an essential resource for everyone living in its surrounding neighbourhoods. Your hospital's role is important to the health and wellbeing of your family and is pivotal to the vibrancy of the community that you share with your friends and neighbours.
Burnaby Hospital is your local hospital, a valuable place for reliable patient-centred health care. With dedicated medical professionals and the support of community partners, the hospital helps you and those you care about to get well and stay well.
Did you know that there isn't a BC hospital that is fully government-funded? Modest government funding is nowhere near enough to satisfy good health-care levels. Hospitals are expensive to operate but crucial for our medically necessary services. Donations fund approximately 47 per cent of the cost of Burnaby Hospital's new medical equipment. In fact, since 2002 our donors have given close to $19 million to purchase new equipment for the hospital. And that doesn't include the dollars raised for clinical education, hospital programs or community-wellness initiatives, which also rely on donations to exist.
That's where Burnaby Hospital Foundation comes in.
As the fundraising arm of the hospital, we bridge the gap between what government provides and what our community needs. But more than that, we believe our role goes beyond raising awareness and funds.
Our purpose is to ensure that Burnaby Hospital is equipped in every way to advance the health of all generations that will help maintain the vibrancy of the entire community. Everyday heroes surround and inspire us and drive our passion for what we do. They're the people we meet in the hospital hallways, sometimes they're medical staff, sometimes brave-faced patients undergoing treatment. Often they are people who step into our office with a desire to give back and tell us their stories. We see compassion every day and we find inspiration without having to seek it.
When you choose to donate to Burnaby Hospital Foundation, we understand the reason lies close to your heart. It's our job to connect what matters to you — your heartfelt reason — to a meaningful giving experience. We uphold a genuine commitment to keep you aware of the impact your donation has on others, the difference it makes, and the power it has to change people's lives.
As an integral part of the Burnaby community, our hope is that once you get to know us, you'll see us as a friendly neighbour who takes great interest in your family, the wellbeing of the people you care about and the vitality of the community we share.