Past Campaign: Behind the Mask – Everyday Miracles

This fall the Victoria Hospitals Foundation is asking the community to help raise $1.8 million for 72 pieces of advanced surgery equipment for the operating rooms at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. These tools will benefit 14 different surgical specialties throughout 22 operating rooms at both hospitals– supporting about 52,000 surgeries a year.

Over the past decade, our hospitals have experienced a quiet revolution in care. Surgical teams have introduced a number of more sophisticated and less invasive procedures, which, in turn, have shortened recovery times, decreased hospital stays and improved patient outcomes. These ground-breaking techniques have allowed our surgeons to offer complex procedures and keep patients close to their loved ones.  Today, 98% of all surgeries can be done here on Vancouver Island. These leading-edge procedures significantly improve patient outcomes. To ensure our surgeons can advance this revolution in care and continue to offer complex procedures not previously available here at home on Vancouver Island, our hospitals need to be equipped with the best surgical equipment.

A gift to this campaign will equip our surgical teams with the equipment they need to perform revolutionary procedures and ensure patients have the best outcomes possible. Your gift will mean so much to so many, including the medical teams in the 14 surgical specialties below and the patients they serve.