Working together to improve patient outcomes
We are proud to say, funds raised in this community stay in this community. Your giving allows our hospitals’ medical teams to have the tools they need to do their best work. Because of you, they can provide the best possible patient care.
Every year, the Victoria Hospitals Foundation works with Island Health to determine the most urgent equipment, special projects, education and research needs to provide support for all medical specialties at Royal Jubilee, Victoria General and Gorge Road hospitals.
In 2017/18, your gifts funded equipment in every area of care: diagnostic services, cardiac care, emergency & trauma care, adult intensive care, general medicine, maternity & pediatric care, neurosciences & rehabilitation, mental health, seniors health, and other important projects. The diagram below illustrates how impactful your gifts are in our hospitals and where they were directed to in 2017/18.
The importance of equipment
There are more than 6,500 staff and physicians at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. Their experience, training and teamwork enable them to make quick, informed decisions, but they need the latest equipment to do their best work and perform advanced procedures.
Much like any technology, hospital equipment changes quickly. Ensuring our caregivers have tools of the highest quality means our Vancouver Island patients can continue to receive excellent care. Your generosity lets us purchase equipment sooner and more often, ensuring leading-edge care for patients across Vancouver Island.