Entries by Victoria Hospitals Foundation

First Open Heart Society donates $45,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

The First Open Heart Society has donated a generous $45,000 to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation in support of Heart Health at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Since 1977, the First Open Heart Society has donated more than $776,545 to cardiac care in Victoria through the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. The donation is supporting the Foundation’s $3.5 million You […]

London Drugs x No Baby Unhugged

Hugs have the power to help heal some of the most vulnerable babies. Victoria General Hospital is host to the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® initiative, a baby hugging program that helps ensure all babies get the hugs they need. Until March 31, you too have the power to help babies thrive: with every Huggies® Diaper […]

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 Foundation is so grateful to have once again been chosen as one of the TC10K’s charity […]


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, Rachel Leff had gone through the experience before and was prepared to welcome […]

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 a total of $840,360 since 2003 towards the Heart Health program at Royal Jubilee Hospital. The initiative was started […]


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 week […]

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 found out I had brain cancer and suddenly, I was the one who needed care.  […]