Hospitals gala raises $427,000 for equipment

Fundraiser helps cover cost of special monitors at VGH, RJH

A gala held to support the Victoria Hospitals Foundation raised enough to contribute a significant amount toward the purchase of 94 specialized vital signs monitors.

The monitors will be installed at the Royal Jubilee Hospital’s new Patient Care Centre.

The Visions gala, held Nov. 19, raised $427,000, through the support of 280 guests and 25 community sponsorships.

Dr. Daniel Wong, medical director of Heart Health for the Vancouver Island Health Authority spoke of the value of the new equipment.

“These new vital signs monitors are having a profound impact on the care we’re able to provide at the new Patient Care Centre,” he said.

Visions is a major component of the Foundation’s fall campaign, which this year supports the purchase of specialized vital signs monitors, at a cost of $595,000.