Equipment Campaigns


Thursday March 8, join us for Young Pianists Present: A Piano Concert in support of Youth Mental Health.


Howie Meeker's life was saved with an innovative procedure at RJH. Read his story and learn more about our Campaign for Cardiac Care.


The Mannings have made a generous pledge of $2.5 million to fund an innovative five-year research project.


Coast Capital Savings donates another $112,950 towards BoosterBuddy, Canada’s first gamified app for youth dealing with mental health challenges.

Spring Campaign Impact: Surgery

Dr. Jeff McCracken, Surgeon, and Dr. Paul Whelan, Urologist and Executive Medical Director of Surgical Services for Island Health.

Last year, more than 50,000 surgical procedures were performed in 26 operating rooms at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. Every day I have the pleasure of working with remarkable healthcare […]

Spring Campaign Impact: Endoscopy Departments

Dr. Denis Petrunia is a Gastroenterologist with Island Health & the Colonoscopy Lead for the Provincial Cancer Screening Program

If you or a loved one have faced cancer, you know just how suddenly you rely on your physicians and care teams to have the best diagnostic and treatment tools. Sadly, […]


This spring, we need your help to raise funds for urgent upgrades to our hospital’s cancer care equipment.  These improvements will cost $366,000 and we cannot do it without our generous donors.

For people in our community with cancer—and many other critical illnesses—this equipment will increase their chance for survival […]

Spring Campaign Impact: Our Laboratories

Dr. Brian Berry is the Division Chief, Hematopathology, Laboratory Medicine for Island Health

You may not immediately think of diagnostic lab work when you think of saving patients’ lives. But the sophisticated analysis we do each day guides almost every course of treatment throughout the hospital.

The pillar of our department is […]

Lyndsay Green’s story

What started as a beautiful day out on the boat with my husband, Hank, ended with me receiving life-saving care at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

We were coming in to our dock at the end of the day and I did what I’ve done hundreds of times: I jumped onto the […]

Steve Palen’s story

My wife, Liz, and I never spoke about it, but we both thought that I might not make it. I had been living with Hepatitis C, which attacks the liver, for more than four decades, when I was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2007. We were living in Nanaimo […]

Help advance medical imaging

This fall, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation needs your help to raise $1.5 million for two new Interventional Angiography Systems, one at Victoria General Hospital and one at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

These systems are unique in that they help treat a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, renal failure, liver failure, […]

Help our hospital detect cancer early

This spring, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation needs your help to raise funds for a new Mammography and Stereotactic Biopsy machine that helps medical teams diagnose breast cancer as quickly and accurately as possible.
This advanced new equipment costs $420,000. Together, every generous donation will add up to ensure that we have […]

Christine Bowles’ Story


I beat cancer with the help of doctors at Victoria General Hospital’s Breast Imaging Centre — twice. I’m telling my story because I know first-hand how the right diagnosis helps thousands of women like me survive cancer each year.

When I was 48 I had a routine screening mammography. I’d […]

Brent Kaufmann’s story


Too often someone we know gets diagnosed with heart trouble. Even though I have family members with heart conditions I never thought it would happen to me.

My name is Brent Kaufmann. I’m 62 and earlier this year I was enjoying an active life: working, playing old-timers hockey and backpacking […]

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