Fraser Health Announces ARH ER Expansion
More space for improved care and enhanced services are on the way as construction is starting on an expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.
“People in Abbotsford have been managing with an emergency department that is over capacity and continually congested,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The new area will help alleviate the overcrowding that has been happening at the hospital from the day it opened in 2008. The expanded emergency department will provide patients with timely emergency care in a modern space with state-of-the-art technology, and health-care workers will finally get the space they need to help patients.”
“We are excited to have construction start on the expansion of the emergency department in Abbotsford,” said Elizabeth Harris, executive director of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. “Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide support for critically important medical equipment to ensure patients can receive quality health care here in the Fraser Valley.”
The expanded emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre is part of the Province’s commitment to build capacity to support a growing community and aims to improve timely access to quality, patient-centred care across the region, as part of an extensive network of health services and facilities.
- In 2018-19, the emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre saw over 77,000 patients, a 13% increase since 2013-14.
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