The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation extends its condolences to the many who have been affected by the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines plane flying from Tehran to Kiev. Our deepest sympathies for those who lost family members, friends and colleagues in this tragedy whether here in B.C., across Canada or beyond. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Insightful and interesting keynote today by Dr. Ben Williams, Executive Lead for Strategy and Engagement for Island Health was the keynote speaker at the monthly Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce luncheon in May.
Dr. Williams spoke about the health care system pressures resulting from Vancouver Island demographics and the strategic direction and key priorities for Island Health.
It takes a lot of people with a diverse skill set to keep a hospital running efficiently and safely. Pictured here is Dov Katz, Biomedical Engineering Technologist servicing an anaesthesia machine in the operating room. Thanks to employees such as Dov, our medical team has equipment they can rely on to care for patients!
Thank you to the BC Hydro Upper Island Pioneers who donated $1,000 as well as blankets, booties, slippers and hand mitts for babies! Long-time supporters of the Foundation, the Upper Island Pioneers continue to make a positive impact for patients of all ages across our district.
When tragedy struck Humboldt, Uplands Park Elementary decided they could not just sit back. This was an opportunity to think “Globally” but act “locally”. The staff and students decided to do a cupcake sale with all proceeds going to the Nanaimo Pediatric Unit in honor of the 16 lives lost, as well as to honor all the support and care the hospital gives to local families. Thank you to the students and all involved who raised $434.
Elliot, 4 years old, raised money at his birthday and his parents, Nolan and Danika, generously topped it up to $275! Elliot and his 6 month old brother Lowen both spent time in the NICU when they were born. Danika shared “We are very proud of our little fighters and of the NICU and its staff. We received such great care so close to home and we are forever grateful for that.”
Thank you to Huggies for the $25,000 grant for the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® program in the Pediatric Unit. Their contribution will help fund rocking chairs, positioning devices, volunteer training and more to ensure all babies get the hugs they need to help them thrive during a critical period in their treatment plan. Huggies Canada