Every year, Victoria General Hospital delivers over 3,000 babies and cares for more than 2,000 kids, supporting, celebrating, and reassuring thousands of families.
Sometimes, tiny patients are sick and fragile. When that happens, sophisticated technology enables our maternity and pediatrics teams to carry out delicate and highly specialized treatments.
When a child is sick, we do everything we can to help them get well again. Having state-of-the-art equipment helps our most vulnerable patients have the best possible chance at not just surviving, but thriving.
At the forefront of newborn and child care
Nothing is quite as terrifying as illness in a newborn or child. The susceptibility of children to infections and disease means they need special attention and support.
Thankfully, Victoria General Hospital—the referral centre for maternity and pediatrics on Vancouver Island—is at the forefront of newborn and child care. Expertise includes perinatal services, maternity care, a general pediatrics unit, and one of BC’s four high-level neonatal intensive care (NICU) and one of two pediatric intensive care (PICU) units. Teams of pediatric specialists, including obstetricians, neonatologists, surgeons, nurses, midwives, therapists, and more work together to provide coordinated care for these children.
One in six babies depend on the NICU
Of the thousands of babies born annually at Victoria General Hospital, one in six spends time in the NICU. These include premature infants and those experiencing complications from cardiac, respiratory, ophthalmological, or auditory issues. With the help of neonatal equipment, our teams perform life-saving work every day.
Help us continue to transform infant and child care
In recent years, we have seen dramatic advances in neonatal technologies and pediatric tools. With your donation to maternity and pediatrics, we can invest in advanced equipment that supports our teams as they continue to deliver the highest possible care.
Every year, your donations fund…
- Medical care for 7,000 visits to the Antenatal Assessment Unit for high-risk pregnancy patients
- Life-saving outpatient cancer treatment for more than 320 kids in our Oncology Clinic
- Specialized equipment to treat more than 13,000 children in our Pediatric Emergency Room
- Less than 2% of cases are transferred to Vancouver
“It broke our hearts to see our brand new little girl in an incubator, connected to dozens of wires, tubes and machines. There was very little we could do as parents to make things better for her — we were totally reliant on the nurses and doctors, with their expertise and sophisticated equipment, to keep Ayvrie alive.”
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Now, more than ever, the future of our care depends on what community leaders like you do today.
With just a few clicks, you can set up your own fundraiser on JustGiving.com to engage your network and help raise donations for maternity and pediatric care at VGH.