Why Give?

Quality health care and the research that drives it has the power to transform lives. When you give to St. Paul’s, you transform the lives of patients and their families. When you support patient care, research, teaching and equipment needs, you become part of a tradition of compassionate people who have helped St. Paul’s since we first opened our doors more than a century ago.

Who We Help

St. Paul’s is known for its advanced care of people with heart and lung disease, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, kidney disease, and addiction issues. St. Paul’s has an unwavering commitment to putting patients’ needs first, empowering them to be partners in their own care. Maternity services, an emergency department, and palliative care are also part of our many service offerings. St. Paul’s is also home to Canada’s first critical care department.

Heart & Lung

The Heart Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital is BC’s most comprehensive referral centre for patients with heart disease, providing leading programs in cardiac diagnostics, coronary intervention, heart surgery and electrophysiology. We are the only centre in BC that performs heart transplants for adults. Our Healthy Heart Program is an innovative wellness program for people at risk for heart attack and stroke, and for those who have suffered a heart attack or recently undergone heart surgery.

As lung disease experts we excel at treatment and research of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) as well as cystic fibrosis and many other chronic lung conditions. Research at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, the PROOF Centre of Excellence in the Prevention of Organ Failure and the Institute for Heart + Lung Health has been pivotal to driving the successful treatment and surgical programs at St. Paul’s.

Key programs and accomplishments

  • Electrophysiology

  • Heart transplants

  • Healthy Heart Program

  • Pacific Adult Congenital Heart (PACH) Clinic

  • Transcatheter heart valve (THV) procedures

  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) program

  • Lung

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital that benefits heart and lung patients throughout BC and around the world.

HIV/AIDS

St. Paul’s HIV/AIDS program is the largest comprehensive program of its kind in Canada. As home to the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St. Paul’s has positively influenced the care and treatment of people with HIV/AIDS in BC and around the world through our intensive research and advocacy efforts.

Key programs and accomplishments

  • John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic

  • Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)

  • Treatment as Prevention

  • STOP HIV/AIDS

  • 90-90-90

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching initiatives at St. Paul’s Hospital that benefit patients with HIV/AIDS throughout BC and around the world.

Kidney/Renal

Our renal program provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for people with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease, including transplantation and dialysis. It is the largest kidney treatment, research and education program in BC. St. Paul’s also operate several community dialysis centres that bring this life sustaining treatment closer to the homes of our patients.

Key programs and accomplishments

  • Dialysis

  • Integrated Care Clinic

  • Kidney transplants

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital that benefits kidney patients throughout BC and around the world.

Mental Health

Our mental health program provides a range of coordinated emergency, inpatient, outreach and provincial services for people with a serious mental illness. St. Paul’s handles 85 per cent of the most severe mental health emergency patients in the Vancouver region. The St. Paul’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, the Pain Program and the Inner City Youth program are ground-breaking innovation centres for the treatment of these specialized populations.

Key programs and accomplishments

  • Complex Pain Centre

  • Emergency psychiatric care

  • Inpatient care

  • Inner City Youth program

  • Provincial Adult Eating Disorders program

  • Psychiatric services

  • Urban psychiatry

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital that benefits our most vulnerable mental health patients.

Seniors

Providence Health Care, which operates St. Paul’s Hospital, is one of the largest single providers of elder care in Canada.

About 25 per cent of all patients admitted to St. Paul’s are over the age of 70. Multidisciplinary teams assist these elders with their acute health care needs, including providing care to those who have experienced significant functional decline within the last two to four weeks, or who are experiencing multiple complex medical and/or psychiatric problems.

St. Paul’s is also home to Vancouver’s only multidisciplinary Falls Prevention Clinic, which specializes in finding ways to prevent and treat falls among seniors from across British Columbia.

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital that benefits older British Columbians.

Urban Health

As Vancouver’s downtown hospital, St. Paul’s is responsible for addressing the diverse needs of some of our city’s most complex medical and surgical conditions through a variety of programs including surgery, medicine, intensive care, palliative, maternity, highly specialized clinics, same-day surgery and emergency services.

Key programs and accomplishments

  • Emergency

  • Maternity

  • Surgery

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital to support the diverse health needs of our urban population.

Current Priorities

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital. You can support our world-leading patient care, research and medical teaching by giving to our greatest needs, one of our populations of emphasis or one of our current fundraising priorities.

Accomplishments

Thanks to the support of donors to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, we are able to purchase the latest in lifesaving technologies, attract the brightest medical minds, provide inspired care to 380,000 patients every year and develop world-leading advances in research and medical teaching that benefit many more.

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