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Meet their Heroes

When a child is sick, our caregivers do everything they can to help them get well again. Everyone plays a vital role in a little one’s journey. To better understand the people who surround and care for our most fragile patients, we caught…
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Mena and Jack's story

Nothing is quite as terrifying as when a child gets sick. Luckily for our Vancouver Island kids and their families, 98% of pediatric cases can be treated at Victoria General Hospital (VGH), close to home and loved ones. This is a direct result…
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A letter from Dr. Amanda Barclay

As the Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Victoria General Hospital, and the first pediatric intensivist to practice in Victoria, I can tell you two things; most parents don't want to meet us, but thankfully when they do,…
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A letter from Stacey Wilkerson, Eliza's mom

When someone you love needs serious, urgent care, you have so many emotions and you want help to be close — especially when they’re vulnerable and scared, especially when they’re a child. Seven years ago, my husband Wes and I welcomed…
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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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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 —…
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Mel Cooper

The Patient Care Centre are Royal Jubilee Hospital is an elder-friendly environment, featuring single-bed rooms for comfort and privacy, as well as landscaped outdoor spaces for patients and family to enjoy. Other features include sound-minimizing…
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Patient Story: Pam

Meet Pam, a woman who despite being fit and healthy had a large tumour growing adjacent to her spinal cord. This kind of tumour is rare and if left untreated would jeopardize her ability to walk or lead a normal life. Immediate neurosurgery…
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Howie Meeker

Interventional cardiologists fix hearts through minimally invasive procedures for patients who are having a heart attack or living with cardiovascular disease. The work they do often provides patients with instantaneous results and immediate…