Victoria General Hospital

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

 

Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)

Auxiliary funds $150,000 in beautiful distractions for children at Victoria General Hospital

Upgrades to child and family unit include virtual reality goggles and a bright new mural

 

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

 

Healthcare workers enjoy time with shepherd-husky mix puppies from the Victoria Humane Society on Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Humane Society brings puppies for visit to VGH

Healthcare workers line up for puppy time, society gives back to group that has ‘done so much for us’

Healthcare workers enjoy time with shepherd-husky mix puppies from the Victoria Humane Society on Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)

Victoria General Hospital poinsettia campaign targets Kid’s Kave for 2021

‘Tis the season for festive flowers and cheery charity, led by hospital auxiliary volunteers

Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)
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)
Dez Young says he has gone up to 16 days without food while staying at the Victoria General Hospital, because no one is available to change his feeding tube. (Courtesy of Arabella Young)

Flawed system leaves 19-year-old starving for weeks at Victoria hospital

Dez Young has gone up to 16 days without food, waiting for his feeding tube to be replaced

Dez Young says he has gone up to 16 days without food while staying at the Victoria General Hospital, because no one is available to change his feeding tube. (Courtesy of Arabella Young)
Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Former Oak Bay man suffering from locked-in syndrome dies

Hundreds support family of well-known Oak Bay man after massive brain stem stroke

Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Oak Bay man locked-in after massive brain stem stroke

Hundreds support family as Matthew Tanner in Victoria intensive care unit after stroke

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Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
Victoria General Hospital’s emergency entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Power restored at Victoria General Hospital

View Royal hospital operated on generator power for several hours following windstorm

Victoria General Hospital’s emergency entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)
Newborn Kenneth Louie received burns along his right foot and ankle after being in care at Victoria General Hospital. His mother, Tracy Louie, says he is slowly recovering and will return back to hospital for a check up in a week. (Tracy Louie photo)

Newborn severely burned after being wrapped by hot towel at Victoria hospital

‘It was the loudest cry I’ve ever heard,’ said mom, Island Health investigating

Newborn Kenneth Louie received burns along his right foot and ankle after being in care at Victoria General Hospital. His mother, Tracy Louie, says he is slowly recovering and will return back to hospital for a check up in a week. (Tracy Louie photo)
Max Hughes, 8, woke up from surgery at Victoria General Hospital to find that his stuffed friend, Eddy, had also undergone a ‘procedure’ on the same leg. (Courtesy of Sarah Hughes)

Langford boy wakes up from surgery to find stuffed puppy wearing the same cast

Hospital staff outfitted ‘Eddy’ the puppy to match the young patient

Max Hughes, 8, woke up from surgery at Victoria General Hospital to find that his stuffed friend, Eddy, had also undergone a ‘procedure’ on the same leg. (Courtesy of Sarah Hughes)
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 Vancouver Island hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’

Vast majority of ticket fines issued for Island Health property are never collected

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)
Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)

Successful open heart surgery prompts Victoria family to rally for Jeans Day

Remy Currie was born with a heart defect and underwent surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital

Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)
No Baby Unhugged volunteer Sarah Byam hugs a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Island Health launched the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program volunteers can come hug babies at the hospital during times that parents are unable to be with their child. (File photo)

Hugs bring healthy boost to Vancouver Island newborns

Victoria General Hospital celebrates second anniversary of its baby hugging program

No Baby Unhugged volunteer Sarah Byam hugs a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Victoria General Hospital on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Island Health launched the Huggies No Baby Unhugged program volunteers can come hug babies at the hospital during times that parents are unable to be with their child. (File photo)
Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File Photo)

Vancouver Island hospitals saw rise in snow-related injuries, staff shortage from snow

Walk-in clinic closures, motor vehicle incidents saw crowded emergency rooms

Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File Photo)
Saanich’s Heather Carlos and Kurt Wideski (left) hold their children, Lilah and Harrison, at the 34th annual reunion party for ‘graduates’ of the neonatal intensive care unit. Fourteen-month-old Simon Christie (above) on the move at Victoria General Hospital last week.                                Kendra Wong/Black Press

NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff

More than 100 families came together for annual event

Saanich’s Heather Carlos and Kurt Wideski (left) hold their children, Lilah and Harrison, at the 34th annual reunion party for ‘graduates’ of the neonatal intensive care unit. Fourteen-month-old Simon Christie (above) on the move at Victoria General Hospital last week.                                Kendra Wong/Black Press
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Victoria General Hospital reopens operating rooms ahead of schedule after flood damage

Four delivery and four operating rooms were affected by a broken water valve

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View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Therapy dogs have pawsitive benefits on young patients

Program expanded to VGH’s pediatric unit in the fall

View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong /News Gazette staff)

Centre gives breast cancer patients new outlook on life

The Victoria Breast Health Centre at VGH connects patients to services

Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong /News Gazette staff)