Entries by Victoria Hospitals Foundation


Victoria, BC — Eight Save-On-Foods stores in Greater Victoria are launching an inaugural at-the-till campaign to support the purchase of a new, critically needed patient monitor for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Victoria General Hospital (VGH). From November 14 to December 4, customers at the Blanshard Street, Fort Street, Pandora Avenue, Sidney, Tillicum, […]

Ralph’s Letter

I’m an orthopedic surgeon by trade, and though my retirement party took place eight years ago, I still occasionally scrub in to assist in our operating rooms at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. I am a fixer – I love to make people feel better. But a year ago, the tables turned, and I […]

Mitch’s Story

When Mitch suffered a traumatic brain injury, his whole world changed. The rapid and accurate imaging and medical assessments he received in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Victoria General Hospital (VGH) were critical for his recovery and quality of life.  In July of 2012, Mitch had just returned home to Tsawwassen after finishing his […]

Dr. Greek’s Letter

YOUR NEW MRI Imagine this – an MRI scanner with twice the imaging power of its predecessors and a host of new abilities to diagnose disease, but still quieter and more comfortable for patients. The new 3 Tesla (3T) MRI at Royal Jubilee Hospital brings all of this and more. As head of Magnetic Resonance […]

Jill’s Note

Life. My husband Lee made it brighter, my children made it adventurous and cheerful, my six grandchildren made it hopeful. And just like that, with no apparent reason, cancer almost took it. Life – a strong, complicated, delicate thing. I should know better than anyone. Last September, my dear brother lost his life to lung […]

Nancy’s Story

Nancy’s story as a patient at our hospitals is a long one. When Nancy and her care teams reviewed the big picture of her long-term treatment plan, they saw that imaging technology like ultrasounds played a vital role in performing the delicate IV procedures she needed. Intravenous (IV) therapy is necessary for so many types […]

Dr. Silver’s Note

Computed Tomography (CT) is integral to modern medical diagnosis and treatment. It provides detailed visualization of all parts of the body, guides surgery and image guided therapies, and is used to monitor patients as they recover. This is true whether a patient is experiencing gout, heart disease, cancer, or acute stroke. In every area of […]

Nerdy Days of Christmas

Are you ready for the 6th annual Nerdy Days of Christmas Craft Fair? On November 30th and December 1st, Cherry Bomb Toys hosts Victoria’s only craft fair focused on local geeks and nerds. Bring the whole family to Market Square between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The silent auction features stocking stuffers, geeky crafts, jewelry, […]


From November 14 to December 4th, eight Save-On-Foods stores in Greater Victoria will launch an at-the-till campaign to fund a vital signs monitor for Pediatric Intensive Care at Victoria General Hospital. This tool gives important information to caregivers so they can act fast to help our littlest, most fragile patients. Tools like this ensure Vancouver […]

Sponsor Profile: April Dorey

For April Dorey, her commitment to giving back to our community is personal. As Vice President and lead Wealth Manager of Dorey Wealth Management Group of Raymond James Ltd., she is a proud and generous Platinum Sponsor of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s 29th annual Visions gala. “I find it truly inspiring witnessing the generosity of […]