Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation Executive Director Karen Morgan shows off the new post-anaesthesia care unit at the hospital, one of the Foundation’s successful fundraising campaigns. (Steven Heywood/News staff)

Second office opened by Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation

Growing staff, successful fundrasing efforts created need for more space

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation has a second location, opened earlier this month in downtown Sidney.

The Foundation (SPHF) leads successful fundraising campaigns for various components within the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars – if not millions – for projects such as medical equipment, patient programs and spaces to ensure sterile environments in the hospital. This year, the SPHF is hoping to raise $2 million for new art, music and horticulture therapy programs and equipment, to revitalize the hospital’s library, improve walkways and to do renovations to the hospital’s two palliative care rooms.

“Our wonderful donors have made us so successful that we needed more space than there was available at our current location in the hospital,” said SPHF Executive Director Karen Morgan in a statement. “A few additions to our staff resulted in an office that was positively bursting with activity.”

They have now opened a second office at 9710 Third St. in Sidney, supplementing their office at the hospital itself. The space, Morgan said, offers more room for their growing staff, as well as more convenience for donors in the Sidney area. Morgan added cost efficiency will still be their guiding principle.

“Our operating expenses are among the lowest on Vancouver Island,” she stated. “We take great pride in investing as much as possible in the Saanich Peninsula Hospital.”

The SPHF board and staff are planning to hold an open house at the new location later this year.

— with files from the SPHF

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