Monthly Archives

March 2019

New Washer & Dryer for the NICU

By | News

Thank you to all our donors who made the purchase and installation of a washer and dryer in the NICU possible. Before the installation, baby clothes had to be taken to another department to be washed. Baby clothes are very delicate so the new W/D will help keep them in better condition and valuable time will be saved by being able to do the laundry right in the department.

Jesse’s Gift Foundation donated $7,330 which was raised through a raffle of WestJet tickets to purchase the appliances and other project costs were covered by the generosity of many other donors. Thank you to the NRGH Facilities Maintenance & Operations staff for installing the washer and dryer!

Photo above: Janice Perrino, CEO Hospital Foundation, Sheri Shanahan, Jesse’s Gift founder & RN, Trina Knight, Manager, CYF at NRGH, Spencer Rispin and Jay Ubilas, FMO at NRGH; Greg Scott, Chair and Moira Jenkins, Vice Chair, Hospital Foundation Board

Photo below: RN Laura Miskulin and Sheri putting the first load into the new washer and dryer

Kudos for NRGH Staff

By | Kudos

We are honoured to raise funds in support of the incredible work being done on a daily basis throughout NRGH and other care facilities so we love to share feedback from patients and their families about the great care they receive. Well done 4th Floor!

“Just taking a moment to give a big shout out to your nurses and staff at Nanaimo General. I was in there yesterday on the fourth floor and had wait in the hall for a few minutes while the nurse cared for my dad. There was a sweet elderly woman sitting in a wheelchair singing happy birthday over and over. Sometimes the staff sang along, sometimes she was solo but the nurses told me that she had caught wind of it being someone’s birthday on the floor and it was her way of hinting for cake. After a few choruses, one of the nurses passed me and she was speaking softly to herself how she was so busy and couldn’t really spare the time, but oh well.

A minute later she returned with cake and sat and fed it to the lovely singing patient. We have always received exemplary care at this hospital but I know others that have their issues with it however I have to applaud them for that single moment today. As busy as that young nurse was, she took a few moments to show kindness and consideration for that sweet old lady. Thank you to all the nurses and support staff for everything you do, it doesn’t go unnoticed!!!”

Patient Comfort at Dufferin Place

By | News

In addition to medical equipment, the Hospital Foundation funds a wide array of patient comfort items. For example, couches help provide an inviting and comfortable environment for both patients residing at Dufferin Place in Nanaimo and their loved ones who visit them. Photo: Sandra and Jack Slocum

Kin Kindness Day

By | Thank You!

Thank you to the Nanaimo Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs for choosing the hospital for their recent Kin Kindness Day! Ten of their Kin members and their families provided patients, families and staff at NRGH with 285 hot beverages and paid for approximately 120 hospital patron’s parking for 2 hours! They also gave out Hospital Foundation teddy bears to children who were at the hospital for care that day. Such incredible and heartwarming generosity!