Caring Spirits – Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit

The Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit (SRAU) at Victoria General Hospital provides timely assessment for patients who have suffered a minor stroke, significantly reducing their likelihood of major or recurring strokes. The SRAU is also home to Island Health’s largest integrated clinical research program to reduce stroke burden. Having swift attention and rehabilitation after a stroke can make all the difference to recovery and quality of life.

These hardworking medical professionals recently received a Caring Spirit award! A former patient who received outstanding care during her hospital stay decided to honour the SRAU team with a Caring Spirit donation towards new medical equipment for Victoria General Hospital. Huge thanks to the patient for their generous donation and congratulations to the SRAU clinical and research team on this well-deserved recognition!


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!