Ongoing projects supporting health care in the Cowichan Valley

The Foundation is proud of its many successes in raising money to support health care in the Cowichan Valley and in providing residents with the very best in medical equipment.

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Annual Appeal

Better patient care begins with new surgical tables. The Foundation is committed to replacing the over 20 year old surgical tables with three new tables including specialized attachments. Please donate today to help us purchase modern surgical tables.

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Ongoing Projects

  • New Hospital Building Fund

    With your help, we can bring a new hospital to the Cowichan Valley. Building a new hospital means our hospital will be ready for your family when you need it most.

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  • Pediatric Ventilator

    Ventilation today is highly complex and challenging. Caring for neonates is one the most demanding tasks imaginable, but sending them home after spending days, weeks or even months in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one the most rewarding experiences modern medicine has to offer. The new Babylog ventilator combines a broad range of performance capabilities with many advanced features. So whatever the patient’s acuity level and whether you’re ventilating pediatrics or even tiny premature babies, the new Babylog offers superior invasive or non-invasive ventilation, including High Frequency Oscillation.

Introduced Echocardiography to CDH $210,000 one year program

Brand new Endoscopy Suite $700,000 two year program

Surgical equipment for orthopedic surgical team $190,000 one year program

Recent Campaigns & Projects

Listed below are some of the Foundation’s funding accomplishments. All of which is only made possible with the community’s generosity and financial support. Thank you.

  • Various Medical Carts and supplies
  • Ultrasound for PICC line insertions
  • Pediatric Bipap Machine
  • The Echocardiography Program $210,000
  • Optiflow Junior for Pediatrics
  • $30,000 one isolette incubator for the maternity/ pediatrics ward
  • Purchased two fetal heart monitors for the maternity/ pediatrics ward. These monitors allow medical staff to closely track the baby’s heart rate throughout pregnancy, labour and delivery.
  • Provided funding for $16,000 of capital improvements to Cairnsmore Place, our local extended care facility. These improvements include upgrades to the entry/ exit system to ensure the safety of residents as well as purchasing fall mats to protect fragile residents from sustaining significant injuries as a result of mishaps.
  • $700,000 two year campaign to fund a new Endoscopy Suite at the hospital. This will also free up operating room space so that more surgeries can be scheduled.
  • $40,000 for capital improvements to Emergency to create a FAST TRACK system which will improve efficiency and patient flow and reduce wait times for low acuity patients from 2 – 4 hours to about 35 minutes.
  • New bath and shower room in Delivery Room #1.
  • Joint project with the Auxiliary to the Cowichan District Hospital to update residents’ rooms at Cairnsmore Place with new window treatments
  • $75,000 for a new Maternity Clinic in the hospital
  • $145,000 for renovations to the hospital’s Emergency Department to improve patient care for Psychiatric patients and improve overall patient care in ER.
  • $190,000 for surgical equipment to support an expanded orthopedic surgical team.
  • $130,000 for Pediatric Ward renovations so the rooms are more family friendly and allow Mom or Dad to spend the night, and to help reduce the spread of infections.
  • $140,000 computerized microscope for cataract and other eye surgeries.
  • $65,000 for various scopes for the surgical team.