Victoria General 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)

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)
Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)

Centre gives breast cancer patients new outlook on life

The Victoria Breast Health Centre at VGH connects patients to services

Shawna Bond, a registered nurse and breast health patient navigator, shows off the pillows and pamphlet breast cancer patients are provided with at the beginning of their journey with the Victoria Breast Health Centre at Victoria General Hospital. (Kendra Wong
/News Gazette staff)
CHRISTMAS CHEER                                Santa Claus flew down from the North Pole to pay a special visit to children at Victoria General Hospital, including four-year-old Zander George and his seven-year-old sister, Avalon, on Thursday. Santa was originally supposed to arrive via Helijet earlier this week, but snow kept him grounded. But that didn’t stop him from returning a few days later to deliver teddy bears to the hospital’s littlest patients. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Santa makes special visit to VGH

Saint Nick brought teddy bears to the hospital’s littlest patients

CHRISTMAS CHEER                                Santa Claus flew down from the North Pole to pay a special visit to children at Victoria General Hospital, including four-year-old Zander George and his seven-year-old sister, Avalon, on Thursday. Santa was originally supposed to arrive via Helijet earlier this week, but snow kept him grounded. But that didn’t stop him from returning a few days later to deliver teddy bears to the hospital’s littlest patients. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Jeneece Edroff was honoured with a street name change for her accomplishments and the fifth anniversary of home-away-from-home. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette Staff)

Jeneece Edroff honoured with renaming of Hospital Way

Jeneece Place has hosted more than 1,500 families

Jeneece Edroff was honoured with a street name change for her accomplishments and the fifth anniversary of home-away-from-home. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette Staff)
A baby sleeps in their new baby bed. Families in the Capital Regional District will be able to pick up their free baby beds, as part of the Baby Bed program through Island Health starting Oct.1. (Contributed photo)

Baby bed program promotes safe sleep

Free baby beds available beginning Oct. 1 through Island Health

A baby sleeps in their new baby bed. Families in the Capital Regional District will be able to pick up their free baby beds, as part of the Baby Bed program through Island Health starting Oct.1. (Contributed photo)
Dozens of families, including Jack (above), attended the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s 33rd annual reunion party for graduates of the unit at Jeneece Place at Victoria General Hospital Thursday. Kendra Wong/Victoria News

Baby reunion party brings laughter, smiles to VGH

Event gives families, staff in neonatal intensive care unit chance to reconnect

Dozens of families, including Jack (above), attended the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s 33rd annual reunion party for graduates of the unit at Jeneece Place at Victoria General Hospital Thursday. Kendra Wong/Victoria News
The Hospital Employees Union is waiting for the results of a strike vote. (Google Maps image)

Strike votes results will determine next steps for Hospital Employees Union

About 4,000 hospital workers seek higher wages, better working conditions

  • Jun 23, 2017
The Hospital Employees Union is waiting for the results of a strike vote. (Google Maps image)