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Our community deserves the very best care. You can help!

Please help as we equip our new Intensive Care Unit and its High Acuity Unit

High Acuity Units, or HAUs, are a fairly new idea. But a good one. A needed one. They’re a step away from intensive care, for patients who still need a great deal of attention, equipment, and care. But patients who can safely be removed from the ICU.
They’re a step down from an ICU. But only a step away if we suddenly need to intervene.

None of us knows when we may need our hospital. Or when we – or a loved one – might find ourselves in intensive care. And if that happens, we all want to know we’ll receive the very best care, with the best facilities and equipment possible. Thanks to your support, we have raised over $5 million for the ICU. Now, we are raising an additional $5 million for the future HAU.
That’s why we need you. Please will you join your neighbours with a gift today? It’s critical!

“Our space is so cluttered. It’s hard to get around. We have warning notices from the fire marshal on a regular basis, we have issues with privacy. It’s all related to the cramped conditions.” – Dr. Michael Kenyon, Lead Physician, ICU
“During the worst of the pandemic, I saw how critical a new Intensive Care Unit was. And with help from your neighbours, we’re working hard to build one. But we need you. Your gift of $100 or even $250, will help to equip the ICU our community needs. And with the inclusion of a High Acuity Unit, we’ll be able to help even more people.”  – Jean Phan, Clinical Project Manager
“During the worst of the pandemic, I saw how critical a new Intensive Care Unit was. And with help from your neighbours, we’re working hard to build one. But we need you. Your gift of $100 or even $250, will help to equip the ICU our community needs. And with the inclusion of a High Acuity Unit, we’ll be able to help even more people.”  – Dr. Jean Phan, Clinical Project Manager
ICU Build Progress

Your Support is Critical

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s Light the Trees holiday party on December 13th! We had a wonderful time enjoying hot chocolate and treats, we received a very generous $5,000 donation for the future High Acuity Unit from the Nanaimo Airport Commission, and capped the evening off with a beautiful performance of Christmas carols sung by the Tidesmen Chorus. We gratefully received several toy donations for our Paediatrics Department toy drive and gave out prizes from Pepsico as well! It was so wonderful to see our community come out and support the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Special thanks to Code Brew Café and My Hubby’s Bagels for supplying the hot chocolate and treats, Pepsico for supplying draw prizes, and the Wenner Group for providing the fabulous lights for the hospital!

From all of us at the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, we wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.