Royal Jubilee Hospital

Victoria General Hospital’s current intensive care unit patient monitoring system is more than 17 years old. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation/Facebook)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation launches fundraiser on Giving Tuesday for new ICU patient monitors

‘More than Just a Monitor’ campaign aims to raise $500,000 for critical equipment

 

Saanich police Chief Const. Dean Duthie forms a heart in a photo from a tweet posted Friday (Aug. 5), the day one of the officers seriously injured in a June 28 shootout at a Saanich bank was discharged from Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Dean Duthie/Twitter)

Saanich officer wounded in bank shooting greeted warmly upon discharge from RJH

Officer hospitalized in June 28 shootout will continue to heal from home, chief says

 

Urologist Dr. Nathan Hoag demonstrates the use of a ureteroscope inside an operating room at Royal Jubilee Hospital. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Greater Victoria hospitals ‘emerge stronger’ after COVID-19 pandemic

Victoria Hospitals Foundation hits milestone in campaign to improve care on Island

 

BC Transit is adjusting some of its routes around the region as of April 4, part of which will see increased service to Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Regional Transit services altered for shift in demand, staff shortages

Earlier pre-sailing arrivals at Swartz Bay part of BC Transit changes set for April 4

BC Transit is adjusting some of its routes around the region as of April 4, part of which will see increased service to Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Canadian Tire store owners were recognized in November for their overall contribution of $1 million to the cardiac unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital since 2003. In 2021, $79,000 was raised as part of a renewed 10-year commitment. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria Fix-a-Heart campaign rallies community to bring in $79,000

2021 proceeds to help purchase echocardiography ultrasound unit for Royal Jubilee Hospital

Canadian Tire store owners were recognized in November for their overall contribution of $1 million to the cardiac unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital since 2003. In 2021, $79,000 was raised as part of a renewed 10-year commitment. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greater Victoria Canadian Tire store owners were recognized Thursday for raising $1 million for the cardiac unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital since 2003. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Retailers pledge another $1 million to Victoria hospital’s Fix-a-Heart campaign

Canadian Tire boosts fundraising commitment to cardiac care at Royal Jubilee Hospital

Greater Victoria Canadian Tire store owners were recognized Thursday for raising $1 million for the cardiac unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital since 2003. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A man who lives at Our Place and says he has a medical mask exemption along with being double vaccinated said he was initially denied an examination for a painful ear infection at Royal Jubilee Hospital for not agreeing to wear a mask during the exam. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vaccinated Victoria man with mask exemption says he was denied care at RJH

Jubilee hospital ER doctor refused to examine him without a mask on, man says

A man who lives at Our Place and says he has a medical mask exemption along with being double vaccinated said he was initially denied an examination for a painful ear infection at Royal Jubilee Hospital for not agreeing to wear a mask during the exam. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wilson Louie, chief technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, stands by the hospital’s 20-year-old chemistry line. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be fundraising to replace the aging sample-processing machine. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

200 pieces of medical equipment needed for Greater Victoria’s 3 hospitals

$10-million Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign aims to raise funds for new, upgraded equipment

Wilson Louie, chief technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, stands by the hospital’s 20-year-old chemistry line. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be fundraising to replace the aging sample-processing machine. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
From left: Royal Jubilee Hospital clinical operations director Jason Price, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and site operations manager Edgar Dittmer deliver sunflowers and chocolates to healthcare workers in the hospital’s patient care centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Chocolates and sunflowers brighten up Royal Jubilee Hospital workers’ day

Gifts to show appreciation for Greater Victoria hospital workers experiencing burnout

From left: Royal Jubilee Hospital clinical operations director Jason Price, Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes and site operations manager Edgar Dittmer deliver sunflowers and chocolates to healthcare workers in the hospital’s patient care centre. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria hospital heroes receive hampers ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

200 goodie packages sent to hospital departments on Oct. 8 in show of gratitude

Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The increase in COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island in recent weeks is having impacts on hospitals and critical care units, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria General Hospital sets up COVID-19 inpatient unit in response to soaring case counts

Unit will serve patients who need to be hospitalized, but don’t require critical care

The increase in COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island in recent weeks is having impacts on hospitals and critical care units, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Latest Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign targets $1M for mental health

Goal is to outfit new 19-bed unit at Eric Martin Pavilion

Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Assetou Coubily is sharing her negative experience at Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 10, where she frets her race played into the care she received. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Black woman worries racial bias affected her care at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

She reluctantly visited ER on doctor’s urging, says staff disregarded her pain, concerns

Assetou Coubily is sharing her negative experience at Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 10, where she frets her race played into the care she received. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)
Island Health says it will take a series of actions to address concerns of former patients at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Island Health promises action after criticism of Victoria hospital’s psychiatric unit

‘When we see things happen we’ll start to believe them,’ former patient says

  • Mar 24, 2021
Island Health says it will take a series of actions to address concerns of former patients at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Dr. Omar Ahmad (left), Island Health’s department head of emergency and critical care medicine, Avery Brohman, Island Health’s executive director and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards vice president and general manager, announced a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign on Nov. 17, 2020. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation photo)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign $1 million shy of $7 million goal

It’s Critical aims to build Vancouver Island’s first high acuity unit

Dr. Omar Ahmad (left), Island Health’s department head of emergency and critical care medicine, Avery Brohman, Island Health’s executive director and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards vice president and general manager, announced a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign on Nov. 17, 2020. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation photo)
Former patients of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital are asking for more thorough and compassionate care. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

‘Belittled and dismissed:’ Former patients of Victoria Psychiatric Emergency Services call for change

Culture of mental health stigma persists in the health care system, says MLA Adam Olsen

  • Mar 16, 2021
Former patients of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital are asking for more thorough and compassionate care. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Sooke man’s bumped knee leads to fight for life

Man unknowingly contracts case of rare flesh-eating disease

Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Canadian Tire matches Fix-A-Heart campaign donations for Victoria cardiac care

Campaign started by Langford Canadian Tire owner Peter Spillette who died in 2008

Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)