Victoria General Hospital

Victoria Fire Department’s Fire Engine 11 drives past the pediatric unit of Victoria General Hospital. The Professional Fire Fighters of Greater Victoria announced a 10-year pledge of $250,000 to the unit. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Professional Firefighters of Greater Victoria pledge half a million for Victoria’s sick children

Announcement came with a drive past Victoria General’s pediatric unit

 

Wilson Louie, chief technologist at Royal Jubilee Hospital, stands by the hospital’s 20-year-old chemistry line. The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will be fundraising to replace the aging sample-processing machine. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

200 pieces of medical equipment needed for Greater Victoria’s 3 hospitals

$10-million Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign aims to raise funds for new, upgraded equipment

 

Andrew Nesbitt, 11, has been visiting Victoria General Hospital routinely for blood work since 2019and is a fan of the new VR goggles for young patients to distract themselves while having blood taken. (Screengrab/Island Health)

Auxiliary funds $150,000 in beautiful distractions for children at Victoria General Hospital

Upgrades to child and family unit include virtual reality goggles and a bright new mural

 

Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria hospital heroes receive hampers ahead of Thanksgiving weekend

200 goodie packages sent to hospital departments on Oct. 8 in show of gratitude

Jones Bar-B-Que and The Ruby owner Chris Jones, left, with Royal Jubilee housekeeper and hospital hero Daniel Dolores as they hold one of the 200 hampers being sent to every Greater Victoria hospital department on Oct. 8. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Healthcare workers enjoy time with shepherd-husky mix puppies from the Victoria Humane Society on Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria Humane Society brings puppies for visit to VGH

Healthcare workers line up for puppy time, society gives back to group that has ‘done so much for us’

Healthcare workers enjoy time with shepherd-husky mix puppies from the Victoria Humane Society on Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)

Victoria General Hospital poinsettia campaign targets Kid’s Kave for 2021

‘Tis the season for festive flowers and cheery charity, led by hospital auxiliary volunteers

Plants were delivered to frontline workers at Victoria General Hospital in 2020 as part of the Poinsettias for Patients annual holiday campaign. (Photo courtesy of Val Smith)
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

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)
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

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)
Greater Victoria Lions drop off the first toy delivery to Victoria General Hospital on March 30. (Photo courtesy Lin McPhee)
Greater Victoria Lions drop off the first toy delivery to Victoria General Hospital on March 30. (Photo courtesy Lin McPhee)
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, 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)
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)