Victoria General Hospital

Dez Young says he has gone up to 16 days without food while staying at the Victoria General Hospital, because no one is available to change his feeding tube. (Courtesy of Arabella Young)

Flawed system leaves 19-year-old starving for weeks at Victoria hospital

Dez Young has gone up to 16 days without food, waiting for his feeding tube to be replaced

 

Matthew Tanner, 36, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Former Oak Bay man suffering from locked-in syndrome dies

Hundreds support family of well-known Oak Bay man after massive brain stem stroke

 

Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)

Oak Bay man locked-in after massive brain stem stroke

Hundreds support family as Matthew Tanner in Victoria intensive care unit after stroke

  • Mar 24, 2021
Matthew Tanner, 36, is in the Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital after suffering a brain stem stroke at his Saturna Island home. (Courtesy of Natasha Dalton)
Victoria General Hospital’s emergency entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Power restored at Victoria General Hospital

View Royal hospital operated on generator power for several hours following windstorm

Victoria General Hospital’s emergency entrance. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brandie and Michael Siegel had Victoria’s first baby of 2021 at the Victoria General Hospital at 2:51 a.m. Jan.1. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Brandie and Michael Siegel had Victoria’s first baby of 2021 at the Victoria General Hospital at 2:51 a.m. Jan.1. (Courtesy of Island Health)
Newborn Kenneth Louie received burns along his right foot and ankle after being in care at Victoria General Hospital. His mother, Tracy Louie, says he is slowly recovering and will return back to hospital for a check up in a week. (Tracy Louie photo)

Three-day-old baby receives burns while at Victoria General Hospital

‘It was the loudest cry I’ve ever heard,’ said Victoria mother

Newborn Kenneth Louie received burns along his right foot and ankle after being in care at Victoria General Hospital. His mother, Tracy Louie, says he is slowly recovering and will return back to hospital for a check up in a week. (Tracy Louie photo)
Island Health wants to hear from patients being cared for at home under a pilot project launched earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Survey seeks feedback on Victoria hospital at home pilot program

Home-based care program launched at Victoria General Hospital earlier this year

Island Health wants to hear from patients being cared for at home under a pilot project launched earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Max Hughes, 8, woke up from surgery at Victoria General Hospital to find that his stuffed friend, Eddy, had also undergone a ‘procedure’ on the same leg. (Courtesy of Sarah Hughes)

Langford boy wakes up from surgery to find stuffed puppy wearing the same cast

Hospital staff outfitted ‘Eddy’ the puppy to match the young patient

Max Hughes, 8, woke up from surgery at Victoria General Hospital to find that his stuffed friend, Eddy, had also undergone a ‘procedure’ on the same leg. (Courtesy of Sarah Hughes)
Fans of all ages gather April 10 to parade past Victoria General Hospital in a show of support for health care workers on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. (Michelle Cabana/News Staff)

West Shore first responders salute health care staff at Victoria General Hospital

Students and first responders support those on the frontline against COVID-19

Fans of all ages gather April 10 to parade past Victoria General Hospital in a show of support for health care workers on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. (Michelle Cabana/News Staff)
Two View Royal families stood outside the Victoria General Hospital on March 19 to thank hospital staff for their work during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

View Royal families thank hospital staff working through COVID-19 with colourful signs

‘I teared up, honestly, I was so touched,’ Victoria General Hospital nurse says

Two View Royal families stood outside the Victoria General Hospital on March 19 to thank hospital staff for their work during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
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)
Jasna Tennant (left), Mia Tennant and Bryan Tennant spent time in the NICU after Mia was born. Mia has a rare genetic condition called CHARGE Syndrome, which affects many parts of her body. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

NICU reunion celebrates vulnerable newborns, Victoria General Hospital staff

Families who stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit came together to celebrate their triumphs

Jasna Tennant (left), Mia Tennant and Bryan Tennant spent time in the NICU after Mia was born. Mia has a rare genetic condition called CHARGE Syndrome, which affects many parts of her body. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)

Successful open heart surgery prompts Victoria family to rally for Jeans Day

Remy Currie was born with a heart defect and underwent surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital

Remy Currie is a 10-month old Victoria boy who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome and a hole in his heart. He underwent open heart surgery at the BC Children’s Hospital in January (File contributed/ Dave Currie)
A volunteer hugs a baby through the Victoria General Hospital’s “No Baby Unhugged” program (File contributed/ VGH)

Hugs bring healthy boost to Victoria newborns

Victoria General Hospital celebrates second anniversary of its baby hugging program

A volunteer hugs a baby through the Victoria General Hospital’s “No Baby Unhugged” program (File contributed/ VGH)
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)
The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)

Transplant recipients thank VGH staff with Operation Popcorn

Organ recipients deliver gifts to Victoria General Hospital in thanks for pre- and post-op care

The Emergency Room staff at the Victoria General Hospital receive a gift from Operation Popcorn from transplant recipients. (Keili Bartlett/News staff)
NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff

NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff

More than 100 families came together for annual event

NICU reunion a precious reminder for families, hospital staff
Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)

Victoria General Hospital reopens operating rooms ahead of schedule after flood damage

Four delivery and four operating rooms were affected by a broken water valve

Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)
View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Therapy dogs have pawsitive benefits on young patients

Program expanded to VGH’s pediatric unit in the fall

View Royal resident Beverlyn Luiken (left) and Diane Edwards, with Island Health, pose for a photo with four-year-old Morley the labradoodle in the playroom of the pediatric unit at Victoria General Hospital. Luiken and Morley are part of St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program, which recently expanded its services to the peds unit. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)