Thanks to a generous gift of $1.5 million from Westbank, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation can fully equip two new state-of-the-art operating rooms (ORs) at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) helping treat patients for generations to come.
“Because of Westbank’s leadership and the generosity of our supporters, we will be able to provide our world-class physicians and health care teams with the most up-to-date tools and cutting-edge facilities so they provide the best surgical care for British Columbians,” says Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
Westbank’s gift to the Future of Surgery campaign will fully equip two ORs at VGH with advanced equipment and technology to treat the most complex surgical cases, such as traumas, transplants and cancer surgeries.
“The Future of Surgery campaign is striving to transform our health care system to ensure it remains sustainable for all British Columbians,” says Ian Gillespie, Founder, Westbank. “We believe that healthy, well-served communities are essential to the success of our society and that this starts with the strength of services such as health care. This gift is one of the ways we are attempting to make a meaningful contribution.”
As one of North America’s leading real estate development companies, Westbank has built a practice around long-term commitments to artistry, sustainability and city-building. The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities. This donation reflects their ambition to help shape the future of the cities in which they practice, for the better.
About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. The Foundation partners with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH & UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.
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