Every year, over 6,500 staff and physicians at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals make quick, informed decisions to assess and treat 200,000 Vancouver Island residents.
Their expertise and experience are crucial to making these decisions — but that isn’t all they rely on. Whether patient monitors, mini C-Arms, or video systems, advanced equipment provides critically important information to our medical professionals that will direct them toward the right decisions, in the right moment, for the best outcome. After all, no two patients are the same. This innovative equipment alerts our caregivers to any changes or trends in a patient’s symptoms so they may intervene even faster — enabling immediate, informed action.
Our care teams are bright, dynamic and collaborative. Technology is essential to ensure they are equipped with the most detailed, instant information possible. Much like any technology, hospital equipment changes quickly. The 100+ pieces of leading-edge equipment funded through the You Are Vital campaign maximize what caregivers are capable of, so they can better understand the nature of a patient’s symptoms, give answers and provide treatment options.
Ensuring our caregivers have tools of the highest quality means our neighbours and loved ones can continue to receive world-class, integrated care in Vancouver Island’s two busiest hospitals.
“Every day, in every case I encounter, I seek out vital signs as the first indicators of a patient’s health — and continue to monitor and analyze these vitals throughout their journey. That is why I am so grateful for the support of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation in their latest campaign, You Are Vital, and help fundraise for upgraded patient monitors that will intelligently monitor and record a patient’s vital signs at all times.”
– Dr. Omar Ahmad, Department Head – Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Island Health