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ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The space we need, the care you deserve.

The Emergency Department at Langley Memorial Hospital is the first line of defence for Langley residents in a medical crisis such as cardiac arrest, stroke or a severe trauma.

If you have been in our hospital’s Emergency Department, you know that you will receive exceptional care but it is provided despite a facility that is small, overcrowded and sometimes frightening for those patients who need it. Patients in the throes of substance withdrawal are treated next to children. Wait times are over 10 hours for at least two-thirds of our patients. People are lined up waiting for a bed or remain on stretchers in the hallways. Nearly one quarter of patients arrive by ambulance and yet we do not have a dedicated ambulance lane.

We simply do not have enough space or the right space to provide emergency care for our community.

Langley Memorial was built in 1948 at a time when Langley was a much smaller, rural community. The current Emergency Department was built to accommodate 25,000 visits a year – that’s 68 patients a day. Today, the Emergency Department treats up to 128 patients each day.

With our fast-growing community, rapidly changing technology and advances in medical practices, our hospital is constantly looking for better ways to deliver the health care that our residents need. We are continually increasing our efficiency and being creative in our use of space but, at some point, more space is essential. In fact, we have reached that crisis point.

Langley can’t wait any longer for a new Emergency Department. It’s time to stage an emergency response to ensure our community residents have the emergency care they need when they need it most.

You never know when you might need it, but when you do, it’s critical that the hospital is close. We count on having a good hospital in our community. I am truly grateful for the care I received."

SCOTT KEMP, ER PATIENT


A New Emergency Department for Langley

The new Emergency Department will be built on the northeast corner of Langley Memorial Hospital and is being designed to respond to our challenges today and built for the needs of tomorrow. Here is what you will find:



My wife was in so much pain from her cancer. We came to the Emergency at Langley Memorial many, many times when the pain was overwhelming. The care is more personal here. My wife got to know the nurses in Emergency and they got to know her. The doctors and nurses here are remarkable.

But the Emergency Department design has not kept up with the needs of a growing community. People wait hours in the waiting room or on stretchers in the hall. I have seen people wait a very long time. It was often my wife.

Langley urgently needs a new Emergency Department. We need the kind of facility that will enable the medical staff to provide even better care for anyone in our community who needs it."

Zahir Virani, Langley resident



TIMELINE

  • Spring 2017

    Ministry of Health Approval

  • Summer 2017

    Design Team Secured

    Design Team Secured

  • Summer 2018

    Design Team Secured

    Design and Construction Plans Complete

    Construction Contract Awarded

  • Fall 2018

    Design Team Secured

    Ground Breaking

  • Summer 2020

    Design Team Secured

    Construction Complete

  • Fall 2020

    Design Team Secured

    Grand Opening

CONTACT INFO

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
22051 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4H4
Telephone: 604.533.6422
Fax: 604.533.6439

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Langley Memorial Hospital
Telephone: 604.514.6000

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