Surrey hospital opens nation’s second-biggest ER 0
B.C. Premier Christy Clark during the official opening of the new emergency department at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, B.C. on Tuesday October 8, 2013. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
Metro Vancouver saw the opening of the second-largest emergency room in Canada Tuesday as the ribbon was cut at a revamped Surrey Memorial Hospital.
The new hospital has separate areas for patients with different needs, such as walk-in patients, triage or critical conditions.
A separate pediatric care facility is also on the site.
Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation CEO Jane Adams said the new emergency room would provide state-of-the-art care to children, as well as meet the needs of the growing city.