by NEWS 1130 Staff Posted Mar 28, 2017 9:30 am PDT
Artist rendering of Vancouver’s new Jim Pattison Medical Centre (Courtesy: St. Paul’s Foundation)
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Jimmy Pattison has just made the largest donation by a private citizen to a medical facility in the history of the country.
The BC billionaire is giving $75 million to create a massive 18.4 acre campus on the False Creek Flats near Science World, which will include the new St. Paul’s Hospital.
We’re making history today: Jim Pattison generously donates $75M to help realize the new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre. pic.twitter.com/loqTUMhAAa
— St Paul’s Foundation (@helpstpauls) March 28, 2017
The Jim Pattison Medical Centre is touted as a world-class medical and research centre in the heart of Vancouver. It promises to be a hub for services that reach across the city and the province, including 24/7 primary care, specialized surgical services, mental health care, and more.
“A gift of this magnitude will have an impact today, and for generations to come,” says Dr. Jeff Pike, Physician and Director of Clinical Planning for Providence Health Care’s Redevelopment Project.
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I think it’s safe to say that Jimmy Pattison did not make his fortune in broadcasting. That came along much later in his business career. That said, thank you Jimmy for your generosity. And, I should point out, this is not your first donation to a hospital facility.
Thank you, again.
Thank you Mr. Pattison. I t is sad though, that with the taxes and other fees that we all pay, the system has to rely on gentlemen like Mr Pattison to come through with donations. Shame on the system!
Thanks Jimmy P.
Now if saner minds would prevail to keep at least a satellite ER with surgery facilities at a redeveloped Burrard site. Last I heard, plans only call for a brand new St Paul’s to arise in False Creek. No major metropolis should lack emergency facilities in its core.
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