At the moment, when patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) start to improve, there is no transitional unit between the ICU and acute inpatient unit where patients continue to be closely monitored. High Acuity Units (HAUs) serve patients recovering from surgery, severe respiratory distress, or being treated for other serious medical conditions.
Without HAUs, the pressure placed on adjacent departments—like inpatient units and Emergency Departments—is heightened when our hospitals respond to threats like COVID-19.
It’s Critical will fund a new 8-bed High Acuity Unit for Royal Jubilee Hospital. A first on Vancouver Island and for Island Health.
Your can transform healthcare for patients fighting for their lives. Today, and tomorrow.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented threat to our health and community. It’s unlike anything we’ve faced before. But in Victoria, thanks to your help and generous support,
we’re prepared to act now.
–Dr. Omar Ahmad,
Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Now, more than ever, the future of our care depends on what we do today.
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Your Help Is Critical, Give Vancouver Island What Every Other Health Authority in BC Already Has