Richmond Hospital Foundation
Founded in 1987, Richmond Hospital Foundation is a registered charity committed to ensuring donor dollars have an impact on building a better and healthier future for Richmond, B.C.
At Richmond Hospital Foundation, joy is at the very heart of the work we do with all our partners. Giving joyfully is to know that you are part of the solution. You are part of something bigger than yourself. You are helping your loved ones, your friends, your colleagues, your customers. You are a driver of health and prosperity. There is a joyousness in coming together to create a life well-lived.
Help Richmond Hospital Be a Leader in Mental Health
Mental illness impacts us all, and 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health issue in Canada. Since 2015, Richmond’s mental health care teams have been recognized as national leaders in the field of Person and Family Centred Care, giving families a greater role in care-related decisions.
In the past, care focused solely on the individual. Most recently, donors have helped to fund a new model in Richmond that showed improved results when family members are included, as it’s often family members who provide important information and communication that’s necessary for an individual to fully recover.
Person and Family Centred Care has been a huge success, fostering greater dignity, respect, and privacy for better healing. It has also resulted in major improvements in communication, morale, better patient experiences, higher satisfaction and overall better health results.
Help us finish the job and fully implement Person and Family Centred Care in the in-patient acute mental health unit at Richmond Hospital. Your donation will help fund important and urgent renovations to transform the physical environment for spaces that fully support Person and Family Centred Care.
Your donations will:
- Allow for dignity, privacy and respect
- Create a welcoming, more home-like feel
- Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
- Allow patients and their families to feel more at ease
- Create spaces that provide recreation and leisure for patient stays that last 30 days on average
- Create spaces that allow respite, reflection, private conversations and quiet times with visiting family members
"Our facilities can help make a positive impact on our care for patients. Having an environment that's private, respectful, uplifting and welcoming helps to foster trust and strengthen the care that we are able to provide. We know our patiens will have much better outcomes and leave much more satisfied with the care they have received when we offer care in spaces that are comfortable and home-like"
Dr. Michael Shabbits
Psychiatrist, In-patient Acute Care Unit, Richmond Hospital