Caring Spirit: RJH Emergency Department

Congratulations to the Emergency Department at Royal Jubilee Hospital on receiving another Caring Spirit award! A former patient has made a donation in their honour in tribute to the excellent care in he has received their department on numerous occasions in the past several years. The donor’s generosity will directly help to continue and improve patient care at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Thank you.

Whether faced with shortness of breath or a severe injury, patients coming to our Emergency Departments need quality care as quickly as possible.

Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals operate the busiest emergency rooms on Vancouver Island with approximately 109,000 cases requiring emergency care a year. After triage and initial treatment, about 17% of these patients were admitted for further treatment.

The Emergency Department at Royal Jubilee Hospital is a referral center for the Island for cardiac, respiratory, renal, vascular, oncology and psychiatric services. Last year alone, the hospital responded to more than 54,000 cases including 9,128 cardiac cases and 4,589 psychiatric referrals.

Victoria General Hospital’s Emergency Department treated an additional 54,000 people last year. As the pediatric trauma centre for Vancouver Island, Victoria General accommodates the special needs of our smallest patients and their families with a section of the emergency department built with specialized rooms and equipped with the latest pediatric technology. It is also the adult trauma centre for all Vancouver Island, and patients who have major accidents anywhere in the region are transferred by helicopter or ambulance for urgent care.

Our hospitals’ Emergency and Trauma Care units are there for us during times of critical need.  Because of the wide range of possible illness and injury, and the potentially life-threatening nature of every case, these units must be equipped to provide initial treatment to every one of these patients, 24 hours a day.

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

[title size=”2″]HOW TO NAME A CARING SPIRIT AND SUPPORT YOUR HOSPITAL[/title] 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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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. [title size=”2″]HOW DOES YOUR DONATION HELP?[/title] 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!