Entries by Victoria Hospitals Foundation


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 retirement, he played golf three-to-four times a […]

Dr. Whelan’s own care journey

As a Urologist I have dedicated my life to caring for patients. As Island Health’s Chief of Surgery since 2017, I lead quality patient care in both Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. This summer I found out I had brain cancer and suddenly, I was the one who needed care.  When you are active […]

Dr. Holloway, Caring Spirit

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Halloway at Royal Jubilee Hospital on receiving another Caring Spirit award! The grateful daughter of one of her former patients has made a donation in Dr. Halloway’s honour in tribute to her mother’s experience in her care many years ago. The donor’s generosity will directly help to continue and improve patient […]

Gorge Road Hospital’s Caring Spirits

Congratulations to Keyo Tremblay, Candace Free, John Coverdale, Marcia Reed, Barbara Simmons, Shahin Ostovar, Phyllis Williams, Tom Hodgson, and the entire Gorge Road Hospital Nursing Team, recipients of Caring Spirit awards for conscientious patient care! A grateful patient has made a donation in their honour in tribute to their experiences in care. This generosity will […]


Dr. Franco & Matthew

On December 23, 2017, Matthew Oliver believed he was experiencing a severe case of heartburn. Little did he know that at the age of 44, he was showing signs of a heart attack. Originally from rural Ontario, Matthew lived in Vancouver for eight years before moving to Victoria. Five years later, he has fully explored […]