In partnership with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation (VHF), Vancouver Island Save-On-Foods stores launched Front Lines United, an at-the-till fundraising initiative to support the purchase of $45,000 in critical care equipment for Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH).

From May 24 until June 20, customers at 17 Save-On-Foods locations across Vancouver Island can donate and help fund critical care equipment. Donations will support VHF’s It’s Critical campaign, and the equipment purchased will have an immediate impact in the response to COVID-19 and increase future critical care capacity on the Island.

Funds raised will benefit It’s Critical, a $7 million campaign to increase critical care capacity and build Vancouver Island’s first High Acuity Unit (HAU) at Royal Jubilee Hospital, a referral hospital for complex care patients across the Island. The HAU will nearly double critical care capacity at RJH, and is an intermediary step for patients who do not require intensive care, but who need highly specialized care, equipment and monitoring.

Read the full release here.