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Greatest Needs

When you make a donation to support greatest needs at St. Paul’s, you support needs when and where they arise. These greatest needs occur hospital-wide and may include urgently needed equipment; or other needs such as research or teaching initiatives for which it may be more challenging to secure traditional funding. You should also know […]

St. Paul’s anesthesiologist Dr. Trina Montemurro and SimMom

Lights of Hope Greatest Needs Fund brings SimMom to St. Paul’s

SimMom is a maternity and fetus specific simulator that helps to train care teams to deal with emergencies. St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope Greatest Needs fund provided the funds for SimMom and the “Code Pink” program to help staff prepare for emergency situations during childbirth.

Volunteers set up Lights of Hope at St. Paul's

Record number of volunteers shine at Lights of Hope set-up

Coming from as far afield as Oregon and Washington State, 150 volunteers arrived at St. Paul’s this past Saturday, for a rainy Halloween morning of volunteer labour. Everyone was there to assemble the Lights of Hope display that adorns the iconic façade of St. Paul’s every holiday season. Joining foundation staff and supporters were volunteer […]


Lights of Hope return to St. Paul’s Hospital on Nov. 27

VANCOUVER, BC, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 – A holiday tradition returns this Thursday, when this year’s Lights of Hope shine from St. Paul’s for the first time. Since 1998, volunteers have built this spectacular display of holiday lights using donated materials, including 10 kilometers of string lights and more than 100,000 bulbs, to inspire people to […]

Construction of Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s signals approach of holiday tradition

VANCOUVER, BC, November 5, 2014 – The countdown to an annual holiday tradition begins this Saturday, when more than 100 volunteers will come to St. Paul’s to build this year’s Lights of Hope display. Lights of Hope set-up Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 7:00-11:00 a.m. Location: St. Paul’s, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Since […]

Patina Sibbald and patient monitor 2014

Meeting our greatest needs: New equipment for St. Paul’s GI Clinic

Patient care at the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Clinic at St. Paul’s was potentially put on hold after two monitors that provide essential information about a patient’s condition broke down simultaneously. Staff at the GI Clinic had been having trouble with the 15- to 20-year-old monitors for a while, but the breakdown of the two monitors that […]

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