New Surrey Hospital Welcome Says Surrey Board of Trade – Still Time to Include Services for Trauma, Maternity, Heart Attacks, Strokes

Today, the BC Government announced the ground-breaking of Surrey’s new hospital, now scheduled to be completed in 2029.

Surrey’s new hospital will be built beside the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus at 5500 180 Street. The new Surrey hospital will have inpatient beds, an emergency department, operating rooms, laboratory and diagnostic services, and outpatient services, with a state-of-the-art BC Cancer Care Centre.

“But Surrey needs more health care infrastructure,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “While we wait for this hospital to be built, exponential population growth continues.”

The Surrey Board of Trade Report released in February 2023 called ‘Surrey’s Hospital Needs’ says services in Surrey are severely insufficient. Residents can’t be treated within the city’s borders for the three leading causes of death – heart attack, stroke, and trauma, in addition to necessary specialty pediatric services. Patients requiring treatment must travel over a bridge to other hospitals to receive care.

“Health care is part of city building and economic infrastructure. There is still time to add these services into the second hospital,” continued Huberman. “As it stands, there is no emergency plan that addresses how residents living south of the Fraser will access life-saving services in the event of a natural disaster.”