We were established as a public foundation in 1993 to raise funds, create awareness, promote and further the aims, interests and objectives of healthcare in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, Canada.
We are a registered charity (# 88771 2891 RR 0001) and we provide tax-deductible receipts for all eligible donations.
As we advance through life, we progress through the healthcare system. We access care primarily:
- In the hospital (acute care). About 70 per cent of hospital admissions are made through the emergency. These are non-planned medical visits, the workplace injuries, the kidney stones, the heart attack, the car accident. The balance of admissions is scheduled and includes surgeries, maternity and elderly folk who wait for a bed in long-term care homes.
- In the community. In-home care allows seniors to age in place in their home where we are comfortable and feel safe. Homecare helps to, among other things, reduces potential for falling in the home, ensures good nutrition and a positive state of mind. By supporting people in their homes, we reduce their need for care in the hospital, in rehabilitation, and pain and suffering is reduced.
- In a long-term care home. This is where we may spend the final months and years of our life. The emphasis is on making the patient comfortable, keeping them safe and well.
The Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation raises funds for all three areas of healthcare delivery: Comox Valley Hospital, Island Health delivered community healthcare, and non-profit long-term care homes in our region, including Cumberland Lodge, Glacier View Lodge, and The Views at St. Joseph’s.