Hospital District Contributes $5.13 million to Fraser Health Capital Projects
April 13, 2018
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District (FVRHD) has committed $5.13 million to Fraser Health for a number of important capital projects that will improve health care across the region.
Each year, the hospital district provides funding to the health authority as part of its capital investment plan. For 2018, the FVRHD will provide $1.8 million towards a wide range of new and replacement equipment at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital, and Mission Memorial Hospital. Most of the upgrades are for imaging equipment including ultrasound, endocscope/cystoscope, and transesophageal echocardiography.
In addition to its annual funding, the board has also approved a $3.33 million commitment for electrical system upgrades at the Fraser Canyon Hospital, and the expansion of Mission Memorial Hospital’s Community Health Care Centre.
The Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District was created in 1967, along with the Fraser Valley Regional District. The 23 member board is comprised of elected officials from eight electoral areas and six member municipalities. The Hospital District Act enables the FVRHD to raise capital funds for hospital facilities in the region, including construction and acquisition of facilities and major equipment.