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Sur­rey Board of Trade Ap­plauds BC Gov­ern­ment on New Sur­rey Hos­pi­tal In­vest­ment

- Health · Medicine · Society · Health Care · Surrey · British Columbia · Kwantlen Polytechnic University

On De­cem­ber 9, 2019, the BC Gov­ern­ment an­nounced the lo­ca­tion of a new hos­pi­tal for Sur­rey.

Sur­rey’s new hos­pi­tal will be built in the Cloverdale town cen­tre of Sur­rey, be­side the Kwantlen Polytech­nic Univer­sity cam­pus at 5500 180 Street. The new Sur­rey hos­pi­tal will have in­pa­tient beds, an emer­gency de­part­ment, oper­at­ing rooms, lab­o­ra­tory and di­ag­nos­tic ser­vices, and out­pa­tient ser­vices.

“Sur­rey has needed a new hos­pi­tal for many years given our in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion,” said Anita Hu­ber­man, CEO of the Sur­rey Board of Trade. “A new hos­pi­tal, how­ever, is only a part of needed health care in­fra­struc­ture. New and con­tin­ued method­olo­gies and part­ner­ships for pre­ven­tive care – to pre­vent ill­nesses or dis­eases – is a must in BC’S health care in­dus­try.”

“The Sur­rey Board of Trade has been work­ing with med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als, lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, to ad­vo­cate and build part­ner­ships for a sys­tem that would al­le­vi­ate the pres­sure on the cur­rent health­care model. The Sur­rey Board of Trade will also look at strate­gies to ad­dress labour short­ages crit­i­cal to the health care in­dus­try.”

The new Sur­rey hos­pi­tal is an­other way to con­tinue in­sti­gat­ing Sur­rey’s health care in­dus­try to in­no­vate med­i­cal tech­nolo­gies and equip­ment, which will also as­sist with the recruitmen­t and re­ten­tion of top sur­gi­cal tal­ent.

“This mat­ters to the Sur­rey Board of Trade be­cause all of Sur­rey’s econ­omy de­pends on a strong health care sys­tem.”

For more in­for­ma­tion: news.gov.bc.ca/21198

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