Caring Spirit: Three Neuroscience Nurses

Congratulations to Nurses Satnam Dosanjh, Chris Frost and Gillian Mutrie from Neurosciences at Victoria General Hospital on each receiving a Caring Spirit award! A grateful patient made donations in their honour after her stay in their care. Her generosity will directly help to continue and improve patient care in Neurosciences. Thank you.

Neurosciences works to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle for people living in the Vancouver Island Health Authority region.

Victoria General Hospital is our Island’s Neurosciences Centre for treatment of brain and spine conditions such as trauma, epilepsy, tumors, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. More than 800 brain and spinal surgeries were performed last year. Because of the intricacy of the brain and spine, sophisticated equipment is required for our neurosurgery team to perform each one with precision.

Having swift attention and rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury can make all the difference to recovery and quality of life. The Victoria General Hospital operates the Regional Stroke Program and the Stroke Rapid Assessment unit, which responds quickly to patients experiencing a stroke.

After an injury, illness or surgery, a 29-bed Neurological Rehabilitation Unit helps patients reach their highest level of function by preventing complications, reducing disability and improving independence.

Other services include Clinical Neurophysiology, Inpatient Services, and the Close Observation Neuro Area.

Last year, more than 500 patients spent time in Royal Jubilee Hospital’s 25-bed complex Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation Unit. Rehabilitation rooms with leading-edge equipment and technology are also found on every floor of the Patient Care Centre. These spaces are equipped to help people safely regain their strength so they can leave the hospital and return to their everyday activities.

Royal Jubilee Hospital also operates the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, which provides care for the special needs of people living with the disease. A team of caregivers provides comprehensive care, including psychiatry, neurological and physical medicine consultation.

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation would like to thank the Caring Spirit donor for her generous gift and congratulate Nurses Satnam Dosanjh, Gillian Mutrie and Chris Frost on the well-earned distinction! Service like hers 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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  • 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. [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!