QUEEN’S Park Healthcare Foundation and Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation have announced the two registered charities will amalgamate on April 1 into a combined new entity, under the name of Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
“The amalgamation is a strategic partnership between allied organizations to further the mission of raising funds for these healthcare facilities,” noted Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation Chair Harry Bloy on Tuesday. “We wish to recognize and celebrate the amazing partnership and strong collaboration between the two foundations that have led to this achievement.”
The announcement comes after boards of both foundations approved the direction to amalgamate in June 2021. While the amalgamation marks an official end to the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation will work to support the needs of Queen’s Park Care Centre and William Rudd House. A Queen’s Park fund has been set up at Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation for donations to Queen’s Park Care Centre.
“The special fund ensures past and future donations meant for Queen’s Park Care Centre are restricted to Queen’s Park,” said Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation Chair Cameron Belsher. “Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation will work with Queen’s Park Care Centre for continued priority equipment, staff education, and other needs.”
The boards of both organizations extended their thanks to Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation donors, sponsors, board members and staff for their time and contributions since the charity was established in 1983.
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
As BC’s leading critical care hospital, one in three British Columbians rely on Royal Columbian Hospital. It is the only hospital in BC with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care on one site. It looks after some of the most seriously ill and injured patients.
Since 1978, donors to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation have helped fund priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Queen’s Park Care Centre
Queen’s Park Care Centre, operated by Fraser Health, offers a variety of innovative services provided by interdisciplinary care teams to meet the needs of patients, clients and residents. Queen’s Park Care Centre:
- Provides long term care and creates a home for those who can no longer live independently;
- Assists patients to optimize their level of function and independence in activities important to them through the provision of specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services
- Promotes seniors to be as independent as possible, while providing support and respite for families and caregivers through the Community Day Program for Older Adults.