Caring Spirits: The Cardiovascular Unit

Royal Jubilee Hospital has one of the top-rated Cardiac programs in Canada, so it’s no surprise that Dr. John Ofiesh and the Cardiovascular Unit have received a Caring Spirit award! Our Cardiac teams perform 3-5 cardiac surgeries every day on patients from all over Vancouver Island.

Three different patients recently decided to honour these caregivers with Caring Spirit donations towards new cardiac equipment for Royal Jubilee. 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.

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!