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Our History

Since 1993 St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation and its donors have been able to enhance quality health care in our community Hospital.

The generosity of donors enables us to provide funding to St. Joseph’s General Hospital to ensure we have the most advanced medical technology and that capital project upgrades are available to help meet the need of our growing community. An example of our community’s generosity is the Cancer Care Unit at St. Joseph’s, that was built in 2007 and expanded in 2015 and was 100% funded by donations.

Your donations also help purchase urgently needed medical equipment for newborn to end-of-life patients – from ventilators and vital sign monitors to critical care equipment for maternal child care and pressure relief mattresses for palliative patients.

Since 2000 the Foundation has raised more than $9 million in equipment, renovations and patient comfort items for our 234-bed hospital that serves an estimated population of 95,000. Donations from the public are funneled into much-needed medical equipment, technology and capital projects in order to ensure we meet the health care needs of community.

St. Joseph’s Hospital provides acute, specialized and residential care services to the Comox Valley, and also serves as a referral centre for North and West Vancouver Island.

In 2017, all acute care services (including new acute care equipment) will move from St. Joseph’s to the new Island Health Comox Valley Hospital, while St. Joseph’s will continue to provide excellence in residential care, hospice care and seniors’ health. The focus of Island Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital is to maintain the quality of care and delivery of services now and through this transition.