Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower Opens
The Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower had its official grand opening last week. Now the entire eight-storey hospital tower is open to the public. Phase one of the facility, which included the new Emergency Department, opened in October 2013.
BC Health Minister Terry Lake was there for the opening, along with local MLAs and representatives.
“Thanks to this new facility, health-care professionals will be able to deliver the best possible care for families in a larger, modern environment with more beds, space, equipment and staff,” said Lake. “The critical care tower will go a long way in meeting the health care needs of the rapidly growing Fraser Valley.”
This article in the Surrey Now newspaper has additional comments from medical staff in attendance:
Some doctors at the opening event said that the opening of the facility didn’t just represent newer, bigger rooms and state-of-the-art technology, but rather “compassion, caring and respect” as one patient reportedly said.
The $512 million Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower was delivered by public-private partnership. CEI Architecture and Parkin Architects were the architects on the project. EllisDon led the construction.