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A Profile of the RJH Biomedical Engineering Department

When you or a loved one needs care at Royal Jubilee or Victoria General hospitals, every crucial piece of data, every diagnostic test and pivotal intervention relies on leading-edge technology in the hands of our doctors, nurses and caregivers…
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A letter from Todd Wells, Grateful Patient

I was five years old when I was diagnosed with asthma. Throughout my life I have struggled to keep my symptoms under control. As a boy I was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit after a serious asthma attack and have experienced chest…
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From the lab of Theresa Gilbert, Respiratory Therapist

Many of us breathe without realizing it. But if you ask the 3.8 million Canadians living with asthma and the 2 million living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), they will tell you it is not to be taken for granted. Breathing…
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Rachel Leff & Peggy Quigg

Mother & Babe Unit, Post Partum Unit/NICU When Victoria resident and expecting mother Rachel Leff was induced at 36 weeks, she felt prepared for the journey and knew what to expect caring for a newborn. As a mother of two other children,…
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Dr. Samphire & Pete

In 2008, 74-year old Pete Kenyon was diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2016, he was diagnosed with a second cancer in the same lung. This is his story. After more than 40 years at the Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill, Pete retired at age 62. In his…

Dr. Whelan's own care journey

As a Urologist I have dedicated my life to caring for patients. As Executive Medical Director for the Island Health Surgical Program since 2017, I lead quality patient care in both Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. This summer I…
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Dr. Franco & Matthew

On December 23, 2017, Matthew Oliver believed he was experiencing a severe case of heartburn. Little did he know that at the age of 44, he was showing signs of a heart attack. Originally from rural Ontario, Matthew lived in Vancouver for…
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Dr. Omar Ahmad

From Dr. Omar Ahmad We don’t treat a disease; we treat a person. Before we can diagnose the cause of one’s symptoms and prescribe treatment for a specific condition, we need to understand how their body, at this moment, is functioning —…

Robert and Birgit Bateman

Robert and Birgit Bateman, Salt Spring Island — We are both artists, naturalists, and retired high school art teachers as well as longstanding Salt Spring Island residents. When we first came together in 1973, we could never have imagined…