it’s our place to give
The need is critical.
Join us in our biggest campaign in our history in support of the new ICU
As part of the $34 million budget to build a new ICU for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), the Hospital Foundation is raising $5 million for all the new medical equipment. NRGH is the only hospital in our region able to handle major traumas and life threatening illnesses. When you need this level of care, it’s critical the ICU has the latest medical equipment in a well-designed space. NRGH has the oldest ICU in British Columbia and the busiest on Vancouver Island. An external review called its infrastructure one of the worst in Canada. Incredibly, due to the exceptional skills of our medical team, NRGH’s ICU ranks near the top nationally for positive patient health outcomes.
We are in desperate need to expand and modernize the ICU. Your support is critical.
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The second time was a rare and difficult to diagnose case of steroid resistant pneumonia that required life support for several days. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the wonderful people who work in our ICU and save lives every day, as they did for Sharon, but do it in a worn out inadequate facility that desperately needs replacing. Our loved one’s lives are at risk whenever something serious happens and many families like ours still have a wife, a mother and a grandmother only because of our ICU. Our story is not unique and mercifully has a happy ending. We ask everyone to dig deep and remember it can happen to anyone and sometimes even twice.
Leonard Krog on behalf of his family