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Written by Terra Scheer, Communications, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation launches a $15 million fundraising campaign to support a new emergency department.

On May 28, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation officially launched Emergency Response, a fundraising campaign to support a new emergency department at Langley Memorial Hospital. 
Special guests Maria Martini and Allan Skidmore announced their families’ gifts, $5 million and $2 million respectively, and kicked off the $15-million fundraising campaign – the largest fundraising campaign in Langley’s history – to build a new emergency department for Langley Memorial Hospital and bring Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to Langley.

“I’m proud of the people I work with – they are passionate about their work and they are exceptional at providing quality patient care. But this good care is provided in the most challenging conditions,” said      Dr. Willem De Vynck, an emergency physician at Langley Memorial Hospital.

“The new emergency department will double our current footprint and ensure that as Langley continues to grow, people in this community will have access to emergency care, in a space built to meet their needs.”

With Fraser Health’s recent commitment to increasing the number of MRI scans provided, the foundation was able to respond to this urgent need and help bring an MRI to the community. The new MRI suite will be operational in fall 2019, while the emergency department is slated to open in fall 2020. 

For more information on Emergency Response, visit langleyER.com.


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