Surrey Memorial Hospital
|Surrey Memorial Hospital|
|Location||Surrey, Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (MSP)|
|Affiliated university||UBC Faculty of Medicine|
|Emergency department||Level III trauma center|
|Speciality||Pediatric and Maternity Care, Cancer Care, Surgical Care, Kidney Dialysis, Renal Care, Palliative Care, Sleep Disorders|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Surrey Memorial Hospital began operations in 1959, and is one of 12 hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Fraser Health Authority, which services more than 1.3 million people.
Surrey Memorial is the second largest hospital in British Columbia and has the busiest emergency department. As of 2011, SMH provides service to over 93,000 emergency room patients per year.
The hospital offers general medical services, as well as a dedicated pediatrics emergency area, a regional referral centre for specialized pediatrics and maternity care, hospice, and two extended care units. SMH specializes in Cancer and Renal care, kidney dialysis, and sleep disorders. In addition, there is an Adolescent, and an Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit.
On March 21, 2011, construction broke ground on a new eight-storey Critical Care Tower to expand Surrey Memorial Hospital. The expansion will increase the number of acute care beds by 30% to 650 and includes a new emergency department almost five times the size of the current ER. In addition, the new facility will provide 48 private neonatal rooms, 25 Intensive Care beds, 25 High Acuity Unit beds, 2 dedicated medical floors, an expanded laboratory, rooftop helipad, and additional space for SMH's clinical academic campus.
Construction of the new Emergency Department will be completed by 2013 and overall project will be completed by 2014.
The hospital is supported by the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, established in 1992, that has raised more than $50 million to purchase medical equipment, fund innovative programs, and support training and research.
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