Island grocery shoppers tilted the tills for the Front Lines United campaign hitting nearly $50,000.
Save-On-Foods stores across Vancouver Island collected donations at the till for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to fund critical care equipment at Royal Jubilee Hospital raising $49,598 – beyond the $45,000 target.
“As frontline workers ourselves, we were thrilled to partner with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation on this fantastic initiative. The Front Lines United campaign gives our customers a chance to give back to the organizations that support their communities every day,” said Ken Christensen, Save-On-Foods B.C. regional director.
The Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s work helps fund Royal Jubilee, Victoria General, and Gorge Road hospitals raising more than $12 million in 2018/19. The Front Lines United initiative is a one-month segment of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s It’s Critical campaign to raise $7 million for critical care capacity and to build the Island’s first permanent high acuity unit at Jubilee. The new unit would nearly double critical care capacity at the Victoria hospital, serving as an intermediary step for patients who do not require intensive care but do need specialized care, equipment and monitoring.
So far the community has donated more than $650,000 to the It’s Critical campaign.
Learn more at victoriahf.ca/critical.
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