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Ted Doman’s donor story

Mr. Didar S. (Ted) Doman, one of British Columbia’s most highly-regarded business leaders, made a significant gift in 2017. This $800,000 donation has funded a much-needed renovation to Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Cardiac Short Stay Unit, which will be completed by the fall of 2018. We could not be more grateful for Mr. Doman’s vision and generosity, and we know the thousands of patients this gift will impact will be equally touched by his philanthropy.

The gift will renovate and further equip the 18-bed, 4-chair recovery unit for patients who have undergone heart catheterization, electrophysiology, and other cardiac procedures.

For Mr. Doman, this incredibly generous, transformative gift is an important acknowledgment for the critical role Royal Jubilee Hospital has played in his and his family’s life. “Royal Jubilee has been front and centre in my personal cardiac healthcare for 40 years,” said Mr. Doman. “Throughout all my cardiac experiences, I have felt incredibly grateful to have access to such world-class care. This hospital saved my life and I am very thankful for the excellent care I received here.”

Patients recover in the Cardiac Short Stay Unit in telemetry monitored beds or special recliner chairs, depending on their conditions. Most patients require stays of no more than a day.

“This remarkable leadership and generosity helps cardiac teams provide world-class care to patients at one of the most innovative cardiology departments in Canada,” said Bruce Dyck, VHF Board Chair. “Not only is Mr. Doman supporting state-of-the-art care for people who need it today; he is also making it possible for the Cardiac Short Stay Unit to increase its capacity and meet current and future needs. We cannot thank him enough for this transformative gift.”