RBC Foundation boosts Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s fundraising drive by $350,000

Building Care Together campaign receives pledge that will give back to 'some of our community’s most deserved citizens'

The RBC Foundation made a $350,000 multi-year pledge to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Building Care Together campaign this morning.

“RBC Foundation is setting a wonderful example of how to give back in a tangible and meaningful way to some of our community’s most deserved citizens,” said Leslee Farrell, co-chair of the campaign.

To provide leading-edge health care to Victoria’s older citizens, $50,000 has been dedicated to training hospital staff to work with the new technologies in place in the 500-bed Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre, and the remaining $300,000 will be directed towards geriatric mental health services.

“The technology at work in this new facility is remarkable, and we’re proud to be helping our local citizens receive world-class care that will improve their quality of life,” said Tom Siemens, vice-president of commercial financial services for the Royal Bank of Canada.