REDFM Radiothon for SMH Stroke Unit
Blessed with your support, on November 15th, RED 93.1 FM once again partnered with Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism. Funds raised through the radiothon go to the Acute Stroke Unit in the new Critical Care Tower.
$480,000 raised on RED FM Gurpurab Radiothon
If you missed the radiothon, don't worry, you can still donate. Simply click on donate now below and your money will go to support the Surrey Memorial Hospital's Stroke Unit.
Celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Donate to support the Acute Stroke Unit in the new SMH Critical Care Tower.
We are honoured that the community is stepping forward to support the expansion of Surrey Memorial by contributing to the 22 bed Acute Stroke Unit that will be located on level 8 of the new Critical Care Tower opening June 2014.
Make your gift here.
20 per cent of Radiothon donations goes to Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan relief
As a result of the natural disaster in the Philippines, today’s RED FM Radiothon in support of Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation will also be raising funds for the Canadian Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan relief.
“The funds raised during the RED FM Radiothon represent the boundless generosity of the South Asian community,” said Surrey Memorial Hospital President Jane Adams. “It is our privilege to work with RED FM to help victims of stroke in our own community and families far away in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.”
Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation will receive 80 per cent of the Radiothon funds for a new Stroke Unit, and the Canadian Red Cross will receive 20 per cent for Typhoon Haiyan relief.
Call REDFM at 604-598-9311 or drop into the RED FM station located at 8383A 128St. Surrey, B.C.
Facts about the new SMH Acute Stroke Unit Opening June 2014
- Larger space with “3 Zones”
- The patient zone where patient care and some therapy happens
- The therapist/clinician zone
- And the family zone— that has furnishings and space to help families play a part in care planning, rehabilitation and helping their loved ones reintegrate back into the community
- Bigger rooms. Each will have a TV, a ceiling mounted lift that helps mobilize patients, a computer which clinicians use to enter and access patient info and an individual washroom with shower. The ceiling lift safely moves patients from their bed into the washroom.
- Spacious therapy room. Special equipment to provide intensive, individual therapy for stroke patients. However, much of a patient’s therapy occurs in their own room.
- Family-friendly. It will include nourishment stations, a family resting room, and a patient lounge.
- Education for patients and families. Led by members of their interprofessional care team, sessions, similar to programs offered at GF Strong and by Stroke Centers of Excellence in Calgary and Toronto, includes education materials from the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation too.
- More staff. 20 new nursing related positions and 11 more stroke rehabilitation professionals.
- Research and education More nursing and therapists will be trained and educated at the Hospital, and there will be more opportunities for researchers and physicians to study stroke care and stroke recovery.
2012 Results were Phenomenal
In 2012, over $735,000 was raised for the Mata Tripta Family Birthing Unit on RED FM’s annual radiothon celebrating Guru Nanak Gurpurab.
Teens, toddlers, seniors and boomers united in kindness on November 28th and from as far away as Australia, Indiana, Pennsylvania and California in what has become the single largest one-day, on air fundraisers in Canada.
Thank you from all of us at the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Family Birthing Unit will be a great place to start life.
View this video in Punjabi.
Surrey Memorial is home to British Columbia’s largest single-room maternity Centre.
In preparation for the opening of the new Critical Care Tower in 2014, the Mata Tripta Family Birthing Unit is undergoing major renovations that will provide patient comfort and privacy, and increased capacity to ensure that women in Surrey and the Fraser Valley will be able to deliver their babies close to home.
Named in recognition of the generosity of RED 93.1 FM and the South Asian community, the newly expanded Mata Tripta Family Birthing Unit will be next to the new Critical Care Tower connecting link to enable fast movement of critically ill newborns to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Donations are still being taken in support of the Family Birthing Unit. Make your gift here:
We are honoured that the community is stepping forward and contributing towards the expansion of the hospital’s Mata Tripta Family Birthing Unit.
- Expanding from 33 to 39 rooms, the Family Birthing Unit is the largest single-room maternity care facility in British Columbia
- With more than 4,200 births a year, this is a 20% increase in deliveries since the Unit opened in 2001
- Second largest number of births per year of any hospital in BC
- South Asian newborns represent approximately 45% of all births, nearly 2,000 babies per year
- Two dedicated maternity operating rooms provide timely surgical care for labouring women
- A new reception and triage area will better facilitate arrival of expectant Moms and families
- Prior to arrival in the Family Birthing Unit, the new Community Birth Program at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre provides expectant moms and babies with a community-based and peer-supported experience. Pregnant women who sign up for the program are grouped together with other women with similar due dates. They take pre-natal sessions together, but still receive one-on-one care through a physician or a midwife.