On January 25, 2019, Minister of Health Adrian Dix was on site at Langley Memorial with leadership from Fraser Health and hospital caregivers for the official Emergency Department ground-breaking.
“As Langley continues to grow and thrive, hospital services must keep up to the increasing demand for emergency services,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Our government’s investment means this expansion will finally get underway and help ensure patients get better access to emergency health care when they need it.”
Fraser Health is contributing $29.32 million towards this project with Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation donors supporting a $15 million campaign for the Emergency Department and additional MRI Suite.
“This is an exciting milestone for all the community members who have stepped up to help make this project a reality,” said Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Executive Director, Vivian Smith. “We see how much the new Emergency Department means to everyone in Langley and are honoured to be a partner in improving urgent health care services.”
At the ground-breaking, Foundation Board Chair, Ellen Peterson, announced 80 per cent raised on the $15 million fundraising goal in support of the new Emergency Department and Langley's first ever MRI Suite to be located on the hospital grounds.
"We couldn’t do it without the support of the hospital staff, the Mayor and Counselors of Langley City and of the Township of Langley, and every Langley citizen who has taken the lead and donated whatever they can," said Peterson. "It’s an honour to be here and see construction begin."
With community support, we can improve urgent care:
- A new Emergency 3x the size of the existing department
- 49 new treatment spaces, up from 31
- Designated pediatric waiting area & treatment spaces
- MRI Suite able to handle up to 7,500 exams within its first 12 months of operation
The MRI Suite will open at Langley Memorial Hospital in early 2020 and the new Emergency Department will open in late 2020.