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Jill's Note

Life. My husband Lee made it brighter, my children made it adventurous and cheerful, my six grandchildren made it hopeful. And just like that, with no apparent reason, cancer almost took it. Life – a strong, complicated, delicate thing. I…
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Nancy's Story

Nancy’s story as a patient at our hospitals is a long one. When Nancy and her care teams reviewed the big picture of her long-term treatment plan, they saw that imaging technology like ultrasounds played a vital role in performing the delicate…
Dr. Silver
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Dr. Silver's Note

Computed Tomography (CT) is integral to modern medical diagnosis and treatment. It provides detailed visualization of all parts of the body, guides surgery and image guided therapies, and is used to monitor patients as they recover. This is…
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An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Bishop

In support of our campaign, You Are Vital: Pediatrics, Dr. Jeffrey Bishop shares a few remarks about the important role of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Victoria General Hospital (VGH). The Unit is in critical need of new monitors…
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Mr. Didar S. (Ted) Doman Gives Back to Cardiac Short Stay Unit

We recently received an extraordinarily generous gift from Mr. Didar S. (Ted) Doman, one of British Columbia’s most highly regarded business leaders. The $800,000 donation will fund a much needed renovation to Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Cardiac…
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Patient Story: Robert and Birgit Bateman

Longstanding Salt Spring Island residents Robert and Birgit Bateman are both artists, naturalists and retired high school art teachers. By way of their charity organization, the Bateman Foundation, they aim to engage people with the beauty and…

A letter from Dr. Gustavo Pelligra

Very early in my career, I determined I wanted to support the healthy development of newborns, especially the ill and premature infants. As a neonatologist, my job is to help these newly born babies on Vancouver Island during the first few…
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Giving for and in Honour of Generations

The generosity of our community has a significant impact on patients in our hospitals: 40% of the equipment in our hospitals is funded by over 4,000 donors every year. Because of them, because of you, we can purchase equipment sooner and more…
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Twins Olivia and Audrey

This is the story of identical Vancouver Island twins, Olivia and Audrey, who received life-saving care from the specialized care team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Victoria General Hospital (VGH). After a year trying for…