It takes a partnership between donors, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and our hospitals and health care teams to provide the best in specialized care for all British Columbians.
The transformation of health care is, of course, not an easy task. It takes people with a shared vision and a passion to build the best health care system in the world – and that is what is taking place at right here in Vancouver, because of partners like you.
We treat sixty percent of the province's adult trauma cases
of surgical patients are from outside vancouver
In this Annual Report, you will read some amazing stories about six areas of where philanthropy is playing a major role delivering innovative, transformative and sustainable health care.
Our world-class surgeons and OR specialists deserve the best facilities possible to help our patients.
We serve sixty percent of the province’s adult trauma cases are seen in our hospitals
Efficient and effective operating rooms
Having more effective operating theatres is a part of the Future of Surgery
Operating rooms like this one with Dr. Bas Masri will be revitalized as part of the Future of Surgery initiative.
With your support, we will to improve the patient journey and outcomes for all patients living with cancer through world leading personalized treatment and care.
2 in 5
An estimated 2 in 5 British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Supporting precise, personalized medicine
to target the unique attributes of each person’s cancer
Jason and Emily Ko donated $1.2M to support a Lung Cancer Screening pilot program at VGH.
With your help, we will bridge cardiac and respiratory medicine to look beyond symptoms to focus on the root cause.
Asthma & COPD
are among the main causes of sickness globally
Finding the next major breakthrough
in lung and heart disease
Dr. Matt Bennett performs minimally invasive heart procedures that allow patients to quickly recover.
A combination of demographics and rising costs are creating an unsustainable health care system. We are leading the charge to change that, right here in Vancouver.
It can take up to 17 years
for a new health care innovation to be fully implemented in a clinical setting
to manage their health autonomously through remote and mobile technologies and at-home monitoring
Sonny and Florence Leong, with Dr. Stephen Ho, believe in giving back to help advance patient care in BC.
With your help, we will ensure a full range of health care services are available to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place whether that be their home, their neighbourhood or a hospital.
1.9 million hours of support
We offer British columbians 1.9 million home support hours and 199,000 home nursing visits annually
Home is Best Program
is a VCH program with a holistic approach to improving a senior's journey across the health care system
The Driver Rehab Program at GF Strong helps get patients back on the driving road.
By building on our expertise as a leading brain and nervous system centre in North America, with your support, we will change the way we treat and study brain and nervous system disorders.
brain disease will overtake heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death and disability in Canada
Enhancing quality and extending lifespan
for those affected with brain and nervous system disorders
World-class skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy credits revolutionary brain surgery and VGH’s ICU team for saving her life.