Caring Spirits: Dr. Ashmead and Emergency Department Team

Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Ashmead and the Emergency Department team at Royal Jubilee Hospital on receiving a Caring Spirit award! A grateful patient made a donation in tribute of his experience in their care.

Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals operate the busiest emergency rooms on Vancouver Island, with approximately 115,000 cases requiring emergency care a year. The Emergency Department at Royal Jubilee Hospital is a referral center for Vancouver Island for cardiac, respiratory, renal, vascular, oncology, and psychiatric services. Last year, the hospital responded to more than 57,000 cases, including 9,534 cardiac cases and 4,702 psychiatric referrals.

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation would like to thank the Caring Spirit donor for their generous gift and congratulate Dr. Nathan Ashmead and his team at Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Emergency Department on this well-earned distinction! Service like theirs immeasurably improves quality of life for patients on Vancouver Island.


The Caring Spirit program gives grateful patients and their loved ones the opportunity to pay tribute to doctors, nurses and other hospital caregivers by making a donation of any amount in their name.

Please remember to tell us your Caring Spirit’s first and last name and which hospital and department they work in.

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  • Stop by the hospital cashier
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Caregivers are so touched when they are named as Caring Spirits. They will receive recognition from their supervisors and peers, a special Caring Spirit pin and a letter of congratulations that doesn’t disclose the amount of your gift.

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Your gift will be used for priority medical equipment that improves care for other patients. Caring Spirit has funded hundreds of important pieces of medical equipment throughout Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. It’s a wonderful way to support our hospitals and recognize excellent care.

Read about all our latest Caring Spirits!