Royal Jubilee Hospital

The increase in COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island in recent weeks is having impacts on hospitals and critical care units, according to Island Health. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria General Hospital sets up COVID-19 inpatient unit in response to soaring case counts

Unit will serve patients who need to be hospitalized, but don’t require critical care

 

Island Savings kick-starts the Equipped to Heal campaign with $120,000. (Courtesy Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

Latest Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign targets $1M for mental health

Goal is to outfit new 19-bed unit at Eric Martin Pavilion

 

Assetou Coubily is sharing her negative experience at Royal Jubilee Hospital on May 10, where she frets her race played into the care she received. (Jake Romphf/ News Staff)

Black woman worries racial bias affected her care at Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Hospital

She reluctantly visited ER on doctor’s urging, says staff disregarded her pain, concerns

 

Island Health says it will take a series of actions to address concerns of former patients at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Island Health promises action after criticism of Victoria hospital’s psychiatric unit

‘When we see things happen we’ll start to believe them,’ former patient says

  • Mar 24, 2021
Island Health says it will take a series of actions to address concerns of former patients at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Psychiatric Emergency Services. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Dr. Omar Ahmad (left), Island Health’s department head of emergency and critical care medicine, Avery Brohman, Island Health’s executive director and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards vice president and general manager, announced a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign on Nov. 17, 2020. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation photo)

Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign $1 million shy of $7 million goal

It’s Critical aims to build Vancouver Island’s first high acuity unit

Dr. Omar Ahmad (left), Island Health’s department head of emergency and critical care medicine, Avery Brohman, Island Health’s executive director and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards vice president and general manager, announced a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign on Nov. 17, 2020. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation photo)
Former patients of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital are asking for more thorough and compassionate care. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

‘Belittled and dismissed:’ Former patients of Victoria Psychiatric Emergency Services call for change

Culture of mental health stigma persists in the health care system, says MLA Adam Olsen

Former patients of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit at the Royal Jubilee Hospital are asking for more thorough and compassionate care. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)

It’s Critical hospital campaign gets $2.65M donation to advance Victoria critical care

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards, Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation get campaign close to $7M goal

Dr. Omar Ahmad, Island Health Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (left to right), Avery Brohman, Island Health Executive Director, and Joe O’Rourke, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Vice President and General Manager, receive a $2.65 million donation toward the Its Critical campaign. (Victoria Hospitals Foundation)
Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Sooke man’s bumped knee leads to fight for life

Man unknowingly contracts case of rare flesh-eating disease

Sooke man Rik Downer spent two weeks in the Royal Jubilee Hospital after contracting flesh-eating bacteria. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Advocates call hospital parking fees a ‘shakedown’ after learning most Island tickets are waived

Victoria General and Royal Jubilee hospitals among the most ticketed on the Island

The Victoria General Hospital saw the second-highest amount of tickets issued for parking infractions out of Island Health facilities. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Canadian Tire matches Fix-A-Heart campaign donations for Victoria cardiac care

Campaign started by Langford Canadian Tire owner Peter Spillette who died in 2008

Canadian Tire cashiers, such as Tracy Boak (right), will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the campaign until Dec. 24. People who donate $5 or more will have their names placed on the wall in a paper heart. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
Celeste Hilton, business manager of the Victoria Heart Institute Foundation, said the office had three-week’s notice that they have to move (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Heart Institute Foundation gets three weeks’ notice to move

The local research facility needs to be located near the Royal Jubilee Hospital

Celeste Hilton, business manager of the Victoria Heart Institute Foundation, said the office had three-week’s notice that they have to move (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Jubilee Medical Clinic will be booted from its current location so the building at 1902 Richmond Rd can be demolished (Google Maps)

Developers say a false Victoria Hospitals Foundation endorsement was a mistake

A new seniors care home set to replace a medical office building does not have VHF support

The Jubilee Medical Clinic will be booted from its current location so the building at 1902 Richmond Rd can be demolished (Google Maps)
Two measles cases confirmed in Victoria. (Contributed)

South Island measles exposures confirmed at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria

Two cases of measles confirmed in Victoria, Island Health warns of hospital exposure

Two measles cases confirmed in Victoria. (Contributed)
Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Victoria shoppers fund Jubilee hospital cardiac monitoring

More than $40k raised over the holidays at Canadian Tire locations

Cardiologist Anthony Della-Siega for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Fix-A-Heart campaign. (Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File photo)

Victoria hospitals saw rise in snow-related injuries, staff shortage from snow

Walk-in clinic closures, motor vehicle incidents saw crowded emergency rooms

Island Health saw an uptick in snow-related injuries this week, including slip-and-falls. (File photo)
Ambulance patients were diverted from Royal Jubilee Hospitals emergency department for approximately two hours Tuesday morning due to capacity issues. (Photo by Michal Klajban/Wikimedia Commons)

Patients diverted after Royal Jubilee Hospital’s emergency department hits capacity

Greater Victoria hospitals seeing high number of seniors with upper respiratory problems

Ambulance patients were diverted from Royal Jubilee Hospitals emergency department for approximately two hours Tuesday morning due to capacity issues. (Photo by Michal Klajban/Wikimedia Commons)
Ramsay Hamdi, son of late surgeon Dr. Fouad Hamdi, holds the artificial spinal implant pioneered by his father 50 years ago, joined by Island Health board chair Leah Hollins and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. Tim Collins/Victoria News

Pioneering surgeon’s legacy lives on in commemorative display at RJH

50 years have passed since Dr. Fouad Ahmed Hamdi performed ground breaking surgery

Ramsay Hamdi, son of late surgeon Dr. Fouad Hamdi, holds the artificial spinal implant pioneered by his father 50 years ago, joined by Island Health board chair Leah Hollins and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. Tim Collins/Victoria News