About Us

For better healthcare, it’s our place to give

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation was founded on December 30, 1977 as a means for grateful patients and loved ones to support Island Health facilities. Today, we purchase vital equipment, patient comfort items and fund medical staff education to ensure our healthcare professionals have the tools and resources they need to provide even better healthcare for our central Vancouver Island communities. For over 40 years, the Foundation has stewarded donations to expand services and reduce wait times for patients right here at home.

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation has become Central Vancouver Island’s Charity of Choice. With the philanthropic support of the business and professional community, service organizations and residents, we are the role model for responsible, ethical giving in the advancement of excellence in healthcare. The Foundation’s organizational values direct the considerations, decisions, and actions of our Board of Directors and staff.

Together with our generous donors, we are helping to provide better healthcare.

Open Communication
Outcome Oriented
Regard for resources & commitments
Strong relationships
Act ethically & with integrity
Fair & consistent
Donor Bill of Rights
Imagine Canada Standards Program
Learning & development
Evaluation of performance
Healthcare excellence
Ethical fundraising
Stewardship reflects donor interests
Continuous improvement
Best practices

The Foundation raises funds for the following facilities and programs:

  • Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Nanaimo
  • Oceanside Health Centre, Parksville
  • Dufferin Place Extended Care Facility, Nanaimo
  • Eagle Park Health Care Facility, Qualicum Beach
  • Nanaimo Lifeline Silent Guardian Fund, Nanaimo/Parksville/Qualicum Beach
  • Trillium Lodge, Parksville

The Foundation also owns and operates two revenue-generating businesses: Nanaimo Lifeline and the Code Brew café. Code Brew is in the lobby of the NRGH.


Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH)
NRGH is a designated Acute Care Facility. It has 345 acute care beds, plus over 20 long-term care beds. Is the primary care facility for the communities of Bowser, Cedar, Gabriola Island, Ladysmith, Lantzville, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Is the designated regional referral hospital for communities north of Victoria, including Port Alberni, North Island, and the Island’s west coast.

1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC  V9S 2B7
Phone: 250-755-7691
Toll-Free from Oceanside: 250-947-8214


Oceanside Health Centre
The Oceanside Health Centre is a new health care facility operated by Island Health. The facility opened in June 2013, delivering an augmented approach to care by providing patients with team-based primary and community services that focus on prevention, wellness and disease management, as well as urgent care services that provide same day medical care for medical issues that require immediate attention.

489 Alberni Hwy, Parksville, BC  V9P 1J9
Phone: 250-951-9550


Dufferin Place Extended Care Facility
Dufferin Place Extended Care Facility was built in the spring of 1987. The single storey building consists of three wings, each radiating from a central “L” shaped activity/dining area. Resident rooms consist of primarily four-bed rooms with a limited number of two and one-bed rooms. Special bathing facilities are included in each wing. The building is equipped with ceiling mounted lifts throughout.

1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC  V9S 2B7
Phone: 250-755-7632


Eagle Park Health Care Facility
Eagle Park Health Care Facility, built in 1994, is located on a 5 acre wooded site beside the Qualicum Beach Aquatic center. The single story facility is divided into three units, each one having a dining room, lounge area and access to secure outside gardens. The green unit is a designated special care unit for residents with dementia who need a calm, secure environment.

777 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC  V9K 2L1
Phone: 250-947-8220


Trillium Lodge
Trillium Lodge is located in Parksville and has 90 publicly subsidized units; two of which are respite units along with five private hospice units.

401 Moilliet St, Parksville, BC V9P 2G9
Phone: 250-947-8230