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Surrey Board of Trade Welcomes BC Government Healthcare Investment in New Renal Hemodialysis Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to welcome the announcement of a new renal hemodialysis unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. This significant healthcare investment, announced by B.C.’s Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Premier David Eby, marks a crucial step towards meeting the growing healthcare needs of our rapidly expanding community.

At a press conference on June 18, Premier David Eby confirmed the approval of the business plan for the new renal unit, with construction set to begin in August 2024. This new standalone facility, to be located on the northwestern corner of the Surrey Memorial Hospital campus, will increase the number of dialysis stations from 39 to 60.

“This is great news for Surrey and its residents. As we continue our journey to becoming the largest city in British Columbia, the demand for advanced healthcare services grows,” Anita Huberman, President and CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, commented “The addition of this renal hemodialysis unit is a much-needed investment in our healthcare infrastructure. However, there is still much work to be done to ensure that all residents have access to the healthcare services they need.”

The Surrey Board of Trade recognizes the critical importance of this development for patients with chronic kidney disease in our region. Jacqueline Sim, a hemodialysis patient at the Panorama Community Dialysis Unit, highlighted the urgent need for expanded renal care services.

The estimated capital cost for the new renal unit is $85 million, with $1 million provided by the Surrey Hospitals Foundation and $84 million funded by the province. This investment is part of the government’s broader commitment to improving healthcare services across Surrey and the south-of-the-Fraser region.

The Surrey Board of Trade looks forward to the continued progress on this vital project and remains committed to advocating for further investments in healthcare infrastructure to support Surrey’s growing population.

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Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, anita@businessinsurrey.com