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Dough-Nation Day a Success!

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!

We are so grateful to COBS Bread for their ongoing support. Every year the folks at Cobs run Dough-nation Day, where part proceeds from every pack of hot cross buns sold are donated to NRGH. Not only that, but customers can donate their points to the NRGH account at Cobs at any time! This year they knocked it out of the park by raising a whopping $3,415 during the month of March! The funds will support the purchase of critical care equipment in the new Intensive Care Unit, set to open next year. Thank you so much, Cobs!

Thank You, Nurses!

By Celebrate!, Kudos, News, Thank You!

May 8 – 14 is Nurses Week, which is a time for us to recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of the nurses that care for us and our loved ones. Please take a moment this week and thank a nurse in your life! We are deeply grateful to all the nurses in our community.

Thank You, Physicians!

By Celebrate!, Kudos, News, Thank You!

May 1 is National Physicians Day. Physicians are critically important to the health of our community. We are deeply grateful to our physicians for their tireless work, compassion, and perseverance in the face of incredible challenges. Your dedication to the health and safety of others inspires us every day. Thank you for all you do.

Purple Hats Save Lives – Parksville-Qualicum Retired Teachers Association

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!
Members of the Parksville-Qualicum Retired Teachers Association have knit hundreds of baby hats for the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s NICU and Maternity Departments since 2019. We want to thank to Suzanne Rush for dropping off close to 200 today!
Many of the hats are purple to remind everyone of the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome, which is a serious brain injury resulting from forcefully shaking an infant or toddler. To learn more about this, please visit https://bit.ly/3rqVtKK.

Thank you, Longwood Brewery!

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!
Longwood Brewery partnered with Bayview Brewing and the Nanaimo Craft Beer Society to create the 7 Belles Saison, which they launched in honour of healthcare workers who have given us all so much during the pandemic. Because of the community’s support, $1,000 from the proceeds of that beer have now been donated to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Longwood Brewery have been wonderful supporters of the hospital for the past three years. Thank you so much!
Pictured from left: Tracy McLean (Longwood Brewery), Alfred Elviss and Jonny Ludtke (Bayview Brewery), Harley Smith (Longwood Brewery), Janice Krall (Hospital Foundation), and Stuart Setch (Nanaimo Craft Beer Society).

Hospital Employees Union Gives Back

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!
Members of the Hospital Employees Union (HEU) love to give back by donating a portion of their union dues to NRGH. On April 5, a few members presented Child Life Specialist Sandra Hirota with a donation of $500 in support of children’s toys and specialty items for the Paediatric department. Brave children who undergo medical treatments have the opportunity to feel like a kid again by being given the gift of play during trying times in their lives.
We are deeply grateful to the HEU for their care and consideration.
Pictured from left: HEU staff members Liz Thomas and Adrianne Kroll, Child Life Specialist Sandra Hirota, and HEU staff member Ashley MacFarlane.

Quality Foods Supports Medical Education

By Celebrate!, News, Thank You!

Every year, Quality Foods and Dempsters partner up to fundraise for the Quality Foods Community Health Fund which supports educational opportunities for medical staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Quality Foods has supported the hospital with over $323,000 over 27 years of giving, including $10,000 that they gave last week! We are deeply grateful to have such wonderful partners who care so much about the health of the communities we serve.

March 30 is Doctors Day

By Kudos, News, Thank You!

Right now, doctors around the world are dedicating their lives to the health of those around them. They sacrifice their energy, time, and lives to treating the sick, comforting patient families, training their successors, and instrumentally creating a safer and more prosperous world. Our doctors at NRGH provide high quality care for anyone from central and north Vancouver Island who needs them, from mending broken bones to chemotherapy for cancer patients, from life support for premature babies to palliative care for the elderly. For all you do for us, we honour and thank you.