Peace Arch Hospital

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Peace Arch Hospital
Fraser Health
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Main entrance for Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, British Columbia
Peace Arch Hospital is located in Vancouver
Peace Arch Hospital
Location in Metro Vancouver
Geography
Location White Rock, Metro Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Coordinates 49°01′48″N 122°47′37″W / 49.029955°N 122.793632°W / 49.029955; -122.793632Coordinates: 49°01′48″N 122°47′37″W / 49.029955°N 122.793632°W / 49.029955; -122.793632
Organization
Care system Medicare
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 146
History
Founded August 25, 1954
Links
Website Fraser Health

Peace Arch Hospital (PAH) is a 146-bed acute care facility owned and operated by Fraser Health. It offers community hospital services such as:

The charitable fundraising agencies for the hospital include the:

The hospital is located at 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 2R4.

History[edit]

Photograph displayed in Peace Arch Hospital of 1951 sodturning

After World War II, Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster began limiting access to residents from the growing suburban communities such as the then-District of Surrey which included the future (established in 1957) City of White Rock.

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary fundraised and advocated for the creation of a local hospital, while residents of North Surrey and Cloverdale advocated for a hospital in the northern part of the district, which ended up being Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Construction of PAH began in 1951 on land donated by a nearby resident. The hospital opened in 1954.

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