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Generous donation makes hospital improvements possible in Hope

Local family made donation in name of Elaine Gardner
Dr. Aseem Grover, Bud Gardner and Liz Harris from the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation at Fraser Canyon Hospital. (Submitted photo)

There have been some welcome changes at the hospital.

Fraser Canyon Hospital has recently moved ambulatory care services from the emergency department to its own room. The move will means better service for both emergency and ambulatory patients alike.

Services at the hospital have also recently been enhanced with the addition of a Site Right Ultrasound, according to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF)

“Patients that may have had to go to Chilliwack General Hospital due to hard to find or collapsed veins can now get treatment right here,” said Dr. Aseem Grover, site medical director, FCH.

“A generous donation was made by Bud Gardner and family in the memory of his wife Elaine. This gift made the ultrasound and a greatly needed bladder scanner a reality for FCH,” said Liz Harris, executive director of FVHCF. “Hope continues to be a giving community that supports their healthcare. The Gardner family is a testament to that.”

Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health. They serve the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz, and Harrison Hot Springs.

If you would like more information or to help support your local hospital, you can do so by contacting FVHCF at 1-877-661-0314 or online at

All funds raised in Hope go to support healthcare in Hope.

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Several machines were purchased for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation with the help of a donation from the Gardner family. (Submitted)

Jessica Peters

About the Author: Jessica Peters

I began my career in 1999, covering communities across the Fraser Valley ever since.
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