Help us reach the $5 Million goal for the new ICU at NRGH!
In 2020 Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation took on its most ambitious campaign to date: to raise $5 million for all the critical care, state of the art medical equipment for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s (NRGH) new Intensive Care Unit (ICU), watch the video below showing the ground breaking February 2, 2021.
NRGH’s current ICU is amongst the oldest in BC, serving more than 450,000 residents north of the Malahat. In spite of that, NRGH’s ICU ranks near the top nationally for positive patient health outcomes. As one of only two COVID-19 hospitals on Vancouver Island, a new ICU at NRGH is critical.
The new ICU allows NRGH to continue providing exceptional care to the most critically ill in our Central and North Island communities and will open the door for future and essential health care services.
Click on the photos below to hear from some of our ICU campaign ambassadors and grateful patients.
The second time was a rare and difficult-to-diagnose case of steroid-resistant pneumonia that required life support for several days. We cannot begin to express our gratitude for the wonderful people who work in our ICU and save lives every day, as they did for Sharon, but do it in a worn out inadequate facility that desperately needs replacing. Our loved ones’ lives are at risk whenever something serious happens and many families like ours still have a wife, a mother and a grandmother only because of our ICU. Our story is not unique and mercifully has a happy ending. We ask everyone to dig deep and remember it can happen to anyone and sometimes even twice.