Caring Spirit: VGH Intensive Care Unit

Congratulations to the staff of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Victoria General Hospital on receiving a Caring Spirit award! The grateful husband of a patient in their care wanted to honour ICU staff for the amazing care they gave his wife.

Intensive Care teams at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals treat some of the most vulnerable patients in the hospital: critically ill or severely injured patients who need one-to-one medical attention and continuous monitoring, twenty-four hours a day. Patients may need Intensive Care because of a failure of their heart, lungs or kidneys, or they could have experienced a major trauma. They may also have been admitted to Intensive Care during the crucial hours right after major surgery when they are at risk of complications. They often require breathing support and may need resuscitation or other vital life support measures right at their bedside. Intensive Care teams respond quickly to emergency medical situations in the ICU and throughout our hospitals. Without rapid and appropriate treatment, many of these patients would not survive. For instance, for every one-minute delay in defibrillation, the survival rate of a patient in cardiac arrest decreases by 7% to 10%. The variety of equipment necessary to support and monitor patients in critical condition makes Intensive Care one of the most technologically advanced and resource-demanding areas of the hospital. Because of the medical equipment available today, our doctors and nurses are able to save lives they may not have been able to save just a few years ago.

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation would like to thank the donor for his generous gift, and to congratulate the staff of the ICU at Victoria General on the well-deserved honour! Service like theirs makes a real difference in patients’ lives. Please share widely. We want the entire community to hear about the incredible impact our staff have at Victoria General hospital.

[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.

  • Click Donate Now
  • Call 250-519-1750
  • Stop by the hospital cashier
  • Visit us or send us cheque. Here’s our contact information

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!