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File #: ID-902-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Notice of Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/12/2018 In control: Township Council
On agenda: 9/17/2018 Final action: 9/17/2018
Title: New Hospital in the Township of Langley

Title

New Hospital in the Township of Langley

Recommended Action

Whereas the Township of Langley is currently the fastest growing community by population in Metro Vancouver;

 

Whereas the Township’s population grew by 12.6% between 2011 and 2016 according to census data and that population increase is anticipated to remain at 3% or more annually for the foreseeable future;

 

Whereas the Township is increasingly approving higher buildings with intensified density which includes approved and potential high-rise developments which will add significantly more residents over the next few years;

 

Whereas Langley Memorial Hospital is an aging institution with a limited footprint which is currently capable of only of incremental upgrades to meet current demand; and

 

Whereas good public policy requires that local governments work collaboratively with senior levels of government in order to ensure the health and safety of local residents and access to adequate local health care in a timely manner;

 

Therefore be it resolved that Council direct staff to correspond with the Ministry of Health and Fraser Health Authority senior executives in order to outline our concerns and to facilitate a framework for dialogue and focussed discussions regarding collaboration between our levels of government and the Fraser Health Authority in order to ensure that local development is rationally tied to the ability to provide adequate health care through the construction of a new hospital in Langley Township, or its near vicinity, in the foreseeable future.