Flora and Nat Bosa have donated $5 million to LGH Foundation’s $100 million capital campaign to build a new acute care facility. Photo Malcolm Parry/Vancouver Sun

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s new acute care facility campaign gets $5 million boost

The campaign to build a new state-of-the-art Medical & Surgical Centre at Lions Gate Hospital has received a major boost. Prominent philanthropists Nat and Flora Bosa have donated $5 million. Thanks to the donation from the long-time North Shore residents and owners of both Bosa Development and Palladio Jewellers, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s (LGHF) $100 million capital campaign to build the state-of-the-art Medical & Surgical Centre now stands at $65 million.

“We are proud to be active residents of this community,” said Nat Bosa. “With the amount of growth on the North Shore in recent years, we need to ensure Lions Gate Hospital can continue to provide reliable care now and in the future. It is an honour for our family to be able to support this essential new development which will ensure patients and their families have access to the best standards of care.”

The ground-breaking facility, which will be built on the site of the old North Vancouver General, will revolutionize clinical and therapeutic care, provide faster access to surgery and save lives. Preparatory work is already underway at the site on 13th Street in Central Lonsdale.

“Nat and Flora have contributed so much to our community,” says Judy Savage, President  & CEO of LGHF. “The Medical & Surgical Centre is critical to the future of health care on the North Shore and we are extremely grateful to them for their generosity and investing in the healthy future of our community.”

The $100 million campaign to build the new acute care facility is the largest health care initiative on the North Shore. Since it was launched in February, 2017, it has inspired more than 2,500 donations from individuals, businesses and community service organizations.

“Lions Gate Hospital has been here for our community for close to 90 years. This is the most transformative project in our history and we need full community support to ensure that we can reach our goal and bring our facilities and equipment into the 21st century,” says Savage.

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