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December 2019

Light the Trees to Fight Colon Cancer

By News

Watch the video featuring Dr. Daniel Jenkin, General Surgeon, to learn why the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is so urgently needed for our community. We need to raise $1 million this Christmas to reach our goal and build this addition to the hospital which is vital in the fight against colon cancer. The more donations we receive, the more lights that will be lit outside the main entrance to NRGH. Please donate today. Thank you!

Collective Creativity

By Thank You!
Thank you to the Nanoose Quilters for the beautiful quilt that will provide warmth and comfort to a patient! Each month the quilters are challenged to make one square within a set theme. The squares are then collected from the members and made into quilts which they donate to charities. Fabulous!
Photo: Andrea Vallis

Continuing Education for Oncology Nurses

By Medical Staff Education
Keeping up with the latest knowledge in any discipline can be a challenge and medicine is no exception. We are committed to helping the incredible medical staff at NRGH provide the best patient care possible by funding participation in eligible workshops, conferences and other educational opportunities. The Hospital Foundation and medical staff are grateful to our donors who help us fund this important investment in healthcare for our community.
“On behalf of Rachel Gaskell and myself, Mercede Lander, we send a deep felt and appreciative thank you to the foundation for supporting our participation in the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba Oct 20-23, 2019.
The annual CANO conference provides us with valuable and applicable education and professional development specific to oncological care. Rachel and I were able to learn the latest best practice from experts in all aspects of oncology nursing, which in turn we are providing in service presentations to our colleagues at the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic leading to better care for our patients.”
Photo, from left to right, Mercede Lander, RN, BScN, CON (C); Linda Watson, President, CANO; Rachel Gaskell, RN, BScN

Photos with Santa at Country Club Centre!

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Photos with Santa is back! Until December 23rd, Santa’s Winter Garden at Country Club Centre provides a free, festive background where you are the director and photographer for your holiday photos! They also have a DSLR camera on-site for guests who would prefer Santa’s assistant to take multiple photos for them for a suggested $10 donation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. Visit www.countryclubcentre.com for all the details.

Coin Drive at Woodgrove Centre until Boxing Day

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Coin Drive for Charity on now until December 26th in support of paediatric care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital! Take your spare change to Woodgrove Centre and all funds collected will be donated to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and used towards medical equipment and patient comfort items to help care for the hospital’s littlest of patients. Visit www.woodgrovecentre.com for all their holiday activities.

1,000 Teddy Bears for NRGH!

By Thank You!

Thank you to Sands Funeral Chapel – Nanaimo for their generous donation of Teddy bears! They have committed to donating 1,000 throughout the year with the first 250 arriving just recently. They will provide much comfort to many children receiving medical care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Photo: Sarah Smith, Laura McKinnon & Wendy Douglas, Sands Funeral Chapel