The Langley Memorial Hospital (LMH) provides an integrated, acute, and community-based health service, ensuring that the needs of the Langley community are met. These needs are met through the Langley strategic plan, which is based on the Fraser Health strategic plan and the Ministry of Health’s Performance Agreement.
Langley’s population of 150,000 represents 8% of the total Fraser Health population. The LMH keeps up with the rapidly expanding community by providing a wide range of integrated health services that meet the primary needs of the community.
The hospital has 166 beds and 224 for extended care. LMH employs 1,683 people, including management and support staff, facilities, nursing, and paramedical. The staff is a healthy mix of experienced staff and student placements, all of whom are equally committed to providing the best care possible.
The LMH is an advanced neighborhood resource facility that offers services such as:
- 24/7 emergency services (including emergency surgery)
- 24/7 urgent care
- general medicine
- acute care beds in general medicine and surgery
- critical care units
- elective day surgery
- lab and radiology
- diagnostic and pharmacy services
- outpatient ambulatory care
- obstetrical care
- IV antibiotic clinic
- pediatrics program
- public health/home health care support
- sub-acute beds: medical, surgical, and rehabilitation
- core specialties
- internal medicine
- general surgery
- oral maxillary facial surgery and hand surgery
Home Health and Support Services
The Langley Seniors' Resource Centre, under contract with Fraser Health, offers day programs at the Seniors’ Centre, outreach and home visits, and volunteer driving. Home Health offers acute home nursing services, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, ambulatory clinic, home palliative program, and long-term care assessment and care management. Services provided include residential care, supported housing, outpatient treatment, and community support for adults and seniors. Services are provided in individual’s homes, community agencies, and residential facilities.
Mental Health and Addiction Services
This service provides residential care, supported housing, outpatient treatment, and community support for adults and seniors, either in individuals’ homes, community agencies, or residential facilities.
Langley is one of the fastest growing areas in Fraser Health. The past decade has seen many developments to LMH that have provided great benefit to patients in this community, including construction of bronchoscopy isolation rooms and more hospice space, as well as renovations in ambulatory care and the histopathology lab. Our investments in health care go beyond the hospital — we have also added 18 residential care spaces in Langley and 136 more residential care and assisted living spaces.
- 15% increase surgical in-patient
- 7% increase surgical day care
- 8% increase emergency department visits
- 8.5% increase in births
- Active participating in the national save lives campaign “Safer Health Care Now!” initiatives
- One of the first single room obstetrics unit in Canada
- Provincial benchmark for LOS of hips and knee surgery
- Administration and physician engagement with strategic planning
- Active foundation / hospital auxiliary and volunteer program
- New radiology “PACS” system
- Newly opened 10 bed hospice unit
- Joint project with Blair Pool to open a Healthy Heart Cardiac Rehab Program
- Converted 10 beds into a sub-acute program to provide enhanced geriatric care and rehabilitation
- Acute home treatment for psychiatry.
May 04, 2021
People in Langley have better access to critical care, as the expanded emergency department (ED) at Langley Memorial Hospital officially opens Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
“The official opening of the expanded emergency department is great news for people living in this growing and thriving region,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “The ED will be able to keep up with the increasing demand for emergency services, and health-care workers will have a modern environment with more space to provide quality care to patients and help save lives.”
The expanded emergency department increases the number of patient treatment bays from 31 to 49 and the number of trauma bays from one to two. There is also a separate pediatric waiting area for children and a new entrance that separates walk-in patients from those who arrive by ambulance.
A new dedicated, separate treatment area is also open for patients with mental health and substance use needs. To minimize the risk of infection, additional handwashing stations, utility rooms, a decontamination area and an isolation room were added.
“This much-needed expansion will help meet the needs of our community’s fast-growing population,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East. “Our government took action quickly to get work started on the emergency department, and I am thrilled that it is now open to patients.”
The previous emergency department was built in 1986. Since that time, visits have increased from 25,000 to more than 44,000 per year.
“Our community was in need of an expanded emergency department for a number of years,” said Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley. “Because of the hard work and determination of everyone involved, the new ED is open and ready to help save lives.”
The provincial government, through Fraser Health, provided $29.32 million towards the project. The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation contributed $10 million, which includes a $1.5-million contribution from the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions –
“People living with mental health and substance use challenges need to know there is quick access to the urgent supports they need and deserve. The new dedicated mental health and substance use unit at Langley Memorial is another step in our efforts to ensure people receive the quality care they need, when they need it, without judgement.”
Dr. Victoria Lee, president and chief executive officer, Fraser Health –
“Fraser Health designed our new emergency department at Langley Memorial Hospital with the needs of our staff, patients and families in mind. We are pleased to open our modernized space with enhanced infection prevention and control and mental health and addictions supports. Thank you to all of our teams for continuing to provide safe, efficient and appropriate care to anyone in need in Langley and the surrounding areas, especially during these challenging times.”
Heather Scott, executive director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation –
“We're so grateful for the early and loyal commitment our donors made to the emergency department construction project. Thanks to their extraordinary generosity and vision for local health care, the new facility is built with the capacity to deliver the quality of care our residents deserve for today and years to come.”
Source - the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation