We are pleased to welcome our new CEO, Barney Ellis-Perry! Barney brings over thirty years of fundraising experience in healthcare and postsecondary, and begins his journey with us on August 2nd. Learn more about him here: https://nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/staff/.
During the Nursing Education Fair at NRGH in June, Papa Johns Nanaimo provided 15 free pizza coupons as awesome prizes for the nurses who attended, PLUS kept the facilitators fed both days! Thank you so much to the Papa John’s team for supporting our nurses.
The Nanoose Bay Lions Club held an extremely successful garage sale fundraiser in May this year, and raised just under $3,000 for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation! They wanted to support the purchase of new medical equipment for the Intensive Care Unit, which is currently under construction. We are so grateful for your efforts and support!
Nadine Lindstrom & Lynn Bentsen from the Nanaimo Quilters’ Guild dropped off a very generous load of quilts last week for several departments at NRGH, including NICU, VI Scan, and Palliative Care. Thank you to the Guild for caring so much about our patients!
Roxane from the Nanoose Quilters dropped off 33 handmade quilts for NRGH last week! Some of the beautiful quilts will go to the NICU or Maternity department, but many will also go to the Palliative Care unit, Cancer Care, the Renal unit, and Dufferin Place. Thank you so much to all of the talented people that spend their time and energy to make these beautiful quilts for our patients.
We are so grateful to Helmet Head Canada for the donation of 8 totes of toys for Paediatrics! A total of 31 bikers rode their motorcycles in a parade formation last weekend in Victoria to drum up donations of toys for hospitals on Vancouver Island. Today, Helmet Head’s organizer Scott Ferron and a group of the riders delivered the toys to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to give to children who are undergoing medical treatments, which will help them feel better and play like a kid again. The group has made three donations of multiple totes of toys within the past year!