Caring Spirits: Medical Teams of 2-South

Congratulations to the medical teams of 2-South, which is the Seniors Mental Health Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital. These hardworking doctors and nurses were recognized by a donor whose husband received outstanding medical assistance during his hospital stay. The donor decided to make a gift through the Caring Spirit program to support the purchase of new medical equipment for 2-South.

Last year, there were 1,300 cases of people needing in-hospital psychiatric care at Royal Jubilee. 142 of these patients were treated in the Seniors Unit, with the average stay being about a month. The majority of patients have their own rooms and bathrooms, and all have access to outdoor gardens. This calm, natural environment has dramatically reduced the need for medication.

Thank you to Compass Group at Island Health for providing these Caring Spirits with Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts!

Please share to help acknowledge the exceptional work of our hospital teams. Over the next two weeks, we want the entire community to hear about the incredible impact our caregivers have at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. We’ll be honouring a new Island Health Caring Spirit recipient almost every day, so follow us on Facebook to keep posted!


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.

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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!