Times Colonist 10K

The Times Colonist 10K is an annual Victoria tradition, with thousands of people walking, jogging or running a scenic 10 km loop around downtown Victoria and Dallas Road. This year’s race takes place on April 28th. The Victoria Hospitals…
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A letter from Todd Wells, Grateful Patient

I was five years old when I was diagnosed with asthma. Throughout my life I have struggled to keep my symptoms under control. As a boy I was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit after a serious asthma attack and have experienced chest…
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From the lab of Theresa Gilbert, Respiratory Therapist

Many of us breathe without realizing it. But if you ask the 3.8 million Canadians living with asthma and the 2 million living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), they will tell you it is not to be taken for granted. Breathing…
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Rachel Leff & Peggy Quigg

Mother & Babe Unit, Post Partum Unit/NICU When Victoria resident and expecting mother Rachel Leff was induced at 36 weeks, she felt prepared for the journey and knew what to expect caring for a newborn. As a mother of two other children,…

Local Canadian Tire Stores Donate $41,445 to Help Doctors Fix Hearts

Canadian Tire’s annual Fix-A-Heart campaign, which ran from November 22 to December 24, 2018, has raised $41,445 for cardiac care at Royal Jubilee Hospital. With the generous support of the community, the at-the-till campaign has contributed…
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Dr. Samphire & Pete

In 2008, 74-year old Pete Kenyon was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2016, he was diagnosed with a second cancer in the same lung. This is his story. After more than 40 years at the Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill, Pete retired at age 62. In his…

Dr. Whelan's own care journey

As a Urologist I have dedicated my life to caring for patients. As Executive Medical Director for the Island Health Surgical Program since 2017, I lead quality patient care in both Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. This summer I…