Caring Spirit: Sophie Gatward

Congratulations to Sophie Gatward on be recognized as a Caring Spirit for her work in Heart Health Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. A grateful patient made a donation in her honour in tribute to his experience in her care. His generosity will directly help to continue and improve patient care in our hospitals.

Nurses and doctors selected for the Heart Health Unit team require extensive training to work with special lifesaving drugs and equipment for fragile patients.  In the Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, patients are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and abnormal heart rhythm, and receive vital medical interventions such as open-heart surgery, angioplasty and implanting pacemakers. After their procedures they are transferred from to the Heart Health Unit via a private overhead skywalk to our world class in-patient hospital: the Patient Care Centre. Here patients receive state-of-the-art cardiac care and rehabilitation to regain their strength, endurance, and confidence so they can embark on a new, heart-healthy life.

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation would like to thank the Caring Spirit donor for his generous gift and congratulate Sophie Gatward on the well-earned distinction! Service like her 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!