Smarter, Safer Medication Management. Automated Dispensing Cabinets can help!

The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation is committed to supporting the best possible healthcare, right here in Cowichan, with world class medical equipment. We are very pleased to announce that over $320,000 has been raised to purchase new Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) for Cowichan District Hospital.

“Thanks to our generous community, we have reached our $320,000 goal for the Automated Dispensing Cabinets for Cowichan District Hospital, which will be transferred to the new hospital once it is complete,” shared Jerry Doman, Board Chair of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. “We’re thankful to over 400 individuals, families and organizations that supported this campaign and helped us reach our goal. Your support is an investment in Cowichan healthcare.”

Automated Dispensing Cabinets are specialty locked cabinets that safely and efficiently store, track, and dispense medications to Nurses, based on verified Physician medication orders.

ADCs can:

  • help reduce medication errors
  • improve inventory management and tracking
  • reduce the risk of medication diversion
  • increase efficiency to give Nurses more time for care
  • integrate with Electronic Health Records and Pharmacy packaging equipment

Laura Harrison, LPN, BDM
Medication Safety Consultant, Island Health


With Cowichan’s new hospital on the horizon, the Foundation is committed to maintaining and improving healthcare at our current facility until the new hospital is complete. Automated Dispensing Cabinets will help train and orient staff at Cowichan District Hospital on new technology, while in a familiar setting, in preparation for Cowichan’s new hospital. This crucial equipment will be transferred to the new hospital when it is complete.

Special thanks to Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary, Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital, and Ladysmith Healthcare Auxiliary for their significant contributions and longstanding support. Thanks also to 89.7 Juice FM who hosted a “Live on Location” radio event to help launch the campaign.

“On behalf of everyone at the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, thank you for supporting local healthcare. Your donations make a real difference for the community.” – Naomi Low, Executive Director, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation.

While we have completed our campaign for Automated Dispensing Cabinets, we are always raising funds for the next area of greatest need and for equipment for our new hospital. Help us invest in a future with better healthcare for everyone in the Cowichan Valley. Donate today.

Thank you for supporting Cowichan Healthcare!


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