Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

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The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation was established in 1984 as a registered charity for the purpose of raising funds to purchase equipment and support patient/resident care and comfort at Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place.



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Emergency Room - FAST TRACK 

 A Fast Track area in Emergency will provide a specific area to treat the lower acuity patients so that they can be cared for more promptly.

By constructing a new space within ER and with medical equipment to support the patients and attending medical staff, the hospital is confident it can:

  1. Provide a quicker high quality "response" service for the lower acuity patients that currently wait in triage while the ER staff are occupied with the higher acuity patients
  2. Reduce congestion in ER for all patients, and
  3. Overall enhance the ER experience for all patients.  

This set up and approach has been successfully implemented in many ER's across North America and will be a first for community hospitals in Island Health. The Fast Track solution will also allow improvements to staffing in the ER and the Seclusion Rooms.The cost of this project is approximately $50,000 - money we believe is well spent to signifcantly improve patient care in Emergency at our Community Hospital.   With the community's support the hospital hopes to have this new service up and running by the New Year ! 


Friday, September  12 2014

2013 TOURNAMENT NETS $54,000 


to all our Sponsors, Supporters & Volunteers!

Proceeds supported the Endoscopy Campaign and improvements to Maternity - Pediatric Ward

2013 Golf Tournement Slideshow



April 2010 Cowichan District Hospital Foundation established a new fund and dedicated $1 million dollars for a new community hospital, recognizing the existing hospital is straining to adequately serve our growing and aging  population.  Since then another $379,000 has been added to the New Hospital Building Fund with fundraising events, community donations and bequests.  Additionally, the Foundation continues to commit 20 percent of annual unrestricted donations and the net amount of fundraising events to this fund until a new facility is built.

Your donations to this fund are tax deductible and help demonstrate the urgency of a new hospital to the Provincial government as well as reduce the regional district's funding requirements for the new hospital.    

Saturday, April 26, 2014

at Shawnigan Lake School

25th Anniversary

This year's proceeds will go to the New Hospital Building Fund,

2013 Dinner Auction SlideShow

Since our inception, over $9 million has been raised.

All of these monies have been dedicated to
Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place.

We celebrate recent successful campaigns funding medical equipment at our community hospital...  

All only possible  with your tremendous generosity and support: 

  • $130,000 in renovations to the hospital's Pediatric Ward so the patient rooms are more family friendly and designed to reduce the risk of spreading infections

  • $65,000 scopes for diagnostic procedures

  • $200,000 Orthopaedic Campaign  purchased surgical equipment for hip and knee replacements, trauma and sports injuries as well as general orthopaedic surgeries.  A Mini C Arm and Arthroscopic Tower facilitate less invasive surgeries and quicker healing.

  •  Two new Ultrasounds to Reduce the Wait List in Cowichan Valley 

  • $450,000 Digital Mammography machine 

  • $70,000 Giraffe Omnibed and $26,000 Technology Headwall for Neonatal Room in Maternity 

  • $370,000 Pharmacy equipment for medicine dispensing 

  • $20,000 Glidescope for patients arriving in ER with respiratory emergencies 

  • $150,000 Enhanced X-ray machine to measure bone density 

  • $140,000 Computerized microscope for cataract and other eye surgeries







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