‘Coming Home’ campaign receives $5 million donation
(DELTA OPTIMIST) — The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s ‘Coming Home’ campaign has received a significant financial contribution.
Ryan and Cindy Beedie have donated $5 million – the largest, single gift received toward the Foundation’s $18.25 million campaign for a new long-term care community at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care.
In recognition of this transformational gift, the new 200-bed facility will be named Beedie Long Term Care Centre.
Ryan Beedie is president of Beedie, one of Western Canada’s largest industrial and residential real estate companies while Cindy is the executive director of the Beedie Foundation. The Beedie’s dedicate themselves passionately to various charitable causes, combating poverty, supporting the lives of women and children, improving healthcare, and increasing access to education, locally and around the world.
“For Cindy and I helping communities here in Canada and around the world has always been a part of our lives,” said Ryan. “We truly believe that giving back and sharing our success with others is a key part of being thoughtful and caring world citizens.
“We’ve partnered with Delta Hospital and Community Foundation on this critical long-term care are project to help support local seniors who really made this area what it has become today. We’ve had the pleasure of building in Delta for over 50 years, and our family is proud to be able to give back to a community that’s so important to us.”
Owned and operated by Fraser Health Authority, this new 200-bed long term care community will replace the 92 beds at Delta Hospital’s current facility, Mountain View Manor. It will include social and recreational spaces found in a typical home, such as a living room, dining room, activity space and access to the outdoors.
In addition, the project will add a 32-space adult day program. An innovative, stand-alone 49-space child daycare facility will also be constructed and create opportunities for intergenerational programming with long term care residents. This new care community model takes lessons learned during COVID-19 into account with designs using the new best practice infection control standards and improves pandemic resiliency while being culturally sensitive to serve a diverse population.
“We are extremely honoured by the Beedies’ inspiring philanthropic support,” said Foundation executive director Lisa Hoglund. “This remarkable gift will help transform long-term care in Delta. The Beedies’ commitment supports the well-being of our growing seniors’ population, ensuring they have access to exceptional home-like care in our community.”
To learn more about the project and how to support this meaningful campaign, visit the DHCH Foundation website at: www.dhchfoundation.ca/capital-campaign.
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