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Victoria Hospitals Foundation nets half a million at fundraiser

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation raised a record $458,000 through its 22nd annual Visions gala at the Fairmont Empress Hotel on Saturday night.

The money will go towards the $500,000 cost of nine medication dispensing cabinets for the Royal Jubilee Patient Care Centre.

"The (cabinets) allow caregivers to do their jobs more safely and efficiently and are proven to reduce medication errors. It’s wonderful that everyone at Visions understood the importance of this new equipment and stepped up to support it," said Melanie McKenzie, the foundation's executive director.

The gala raised funds through ticket sales, community sponsors, live and silent auctions, a pledge drive and a bear raffle.

Since 1989, Victoria Hospitals Foundation has raised nearly $90 million for Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals, accounting for approximately 40 per cent of capital equipment purchases.

For more information, visit victoriahf.ca.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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