Closer to Home
Caring for kids closer to home
Almost half of BC children live in Fraser Health, yet last year Surrey families logged more than a million kilometres driving to Vancouver for medical appointments. To care for kids closer to home, we need a much bigger, child-friendly outpatient area for clinics and day care surgery in our Children’s Health Centre.
Last year, more than 50,000 children from across Fraser Health were treated at Surrey Memorial Hospital. It’s dramatic increase from where we were 10 years ago, but given the steady rise in population, it’s simply not enough.
Due to space constraints in our Children’s Health Centre, the vast majority of children from the Fraser Valley have to travel to Vancouver to see a pediatric specialist.
Thanks to successful recruitment over the past decade, Surrey now has 11 specialized pediatricians, but the outpatient area in our 16-year-old Children’s Health Centre is too small to increase the number of clinics.
We’re raising funds to double the size of the outpatient clinic and create a dedicated day surgery space. The expansion will support family-centred care, with a child-friendly environment that’s inviting for children and families. Families will also have easy access to a brand-new, state-of-the-art outside play area.
Help us bring care closer to home for thousands of local children and families. Click here to donate.
How to Help
Share your happiness Making a donation to help celebrate a birthday, anniversary or wedding is a simple and personal way to mark your special occasion and help the Surrey Hospital …
Donate Stock Shares
Donate stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash and you’ll extend your tax savings even further
When you donate securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, or segregated funds directly to Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation you benefit in two ways:
- You receive a donation tax credit, and
- You benefit from the complete elimination of capital gains tax on those shares
Here is how it works:
Let’s say you want to make a donation of $5000 worth of stock shares to benefit sick babies at the hospital:
In other words, for every dollar you give, your cost is only 39 cents!
(*assuming you are in BC’s highest tax bracket at 43.7% and assuming you have already donated at least $200 this year)
It is easy to make a gift of shares!
- Download and print this form for stock donations
- Download and print this form for mutual fund shares
- Bring this form to your financial advisor to complete. Your advisor will need some of the codes on the form to initiate the trade
- Fax a copy of the form to Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre at 604-585-5550 so we can let our broker know to expect the shares and monitor the trade.
We are here to help
We are committed to helping you realize all of the tax savings that might be available to you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us:
Yolanda Bouwman 604-585-5509, or
Don Hickling 604-953-9709
Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation is very active and always accepting applications for people interested in assisting at various functions throughout the year. Your volunteerism is considered a gift to the SMH community and all those it reaches.
Please complete the attached form if you wish to volunteer your time with the Foundation and be added to our volunteer mailing list. Download Volunteer Application Form here.
If you are interested in volunteering with the foundation, please contact:
If you are interested in volunteering at the hospital, please contact:
Surrey Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers
The SMH Auxiliary operates the gift store and lottery booth at the hospital as well as the Auxiliary thrift store. All Auxiliary activities raise funds for the hospital.
If you would like to volunteer for the SMH Auxiliary, please call (604) 588-3302
Youth for Care
Youth for CARE (YCARE) is a not-for-profit youth group who serve to execute fundraisers and raise awareness in the local community while engaging other youth in Surrey.
CARE symbolizes Compassion, Awareness, outReach and Empowerment. Youth for CARE is an initiative by SH&OCF (Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation).
Mission: To raise awareness for the Surrey Memorial Hospital while integrating youth in the community.
If you would like to know more about Youth for CARE or join the group, please visit their website.