Gala Evening at Home

 Gala Evening at Home New Event a Big Success. Every fall our friends on the peninsula look forward to the Gala Evening to get dressed up, have a wonderful dinner with friends and enjoy music and entertainment. Daily life has changed in the past months; we cannot meet together in large groups ...

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The Amazing Scavenger Hunt Success!

Thank you to everyone for making our first ever Amazing Scavenger Hunt such a fun day on the peninsula. We raised $21,617 for Long-term Care beds. You bought two much needed beds! Part Amazing Race, part Scavenger Hunt, part car rally and tons of fun ...

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Your Dollars at Work

Jane Dolan, a Recreation Therapist at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Long-term Care wants to share an amazing message of thanks to you. This is a shining example of donor dollars at work and what that brings to the lives of our residents. Without your support, we cannot meet the needs of our famili ...

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A Musical Telegram!

Brighten Someone's Day with a Tune! For someone who’s not feeling well, a song can bring a welcome moment of distraction, inspiration, or relaxation. Memories of home, of people and places fondly recalled, or the sounds of nature may all be evoked by music. Music is also a unique way to recognize ...

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There is no health without mental health.

Who is affected by mental illness & what resources are available for support? All Canadians will be affected by mental illness at some point; whether your own or a family member, friend or colleague. It is important to know that 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health ...

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2019 Gala Raises Over $121,000!

Our Annual Gala was a wonderful evening and we were so grateful to see our community coming together in support f the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. This year we raised our biggest total ever - $121,600 - simply incredible! Everything was perfect, from the wines, to the four course dinner, to the stunn ...

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Hospital Visit Resources for People with Dementia

Living with dementia, or caring for someone with dementia? For people living with dementia changes in routine and environment can be stressful and exacerbate symptoms. A visit to hospital whether for a planned appointment or admission, or an unexpected emergency visit, can be especially upsetting. ...

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Healthcare in Our Community Forum - Follow Up

Back in May we co-hosted a community forum to explore and discuss the current situation on the Saanich Peninsula, and what is being done to resolve the crisis that the shortage of family doctors has created. It was a really well-attended event, with residents and representatives of four municipaliti ...

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Bed Races on Beacon 2019

Despite the downpour, 12 teams came out on Sunday to compete for the Golden Bed Pan Award at The Q!’s Bed Races on Beacon. They were cheered on by a great crowd that kept the adrenalin running as they pushed hospital beds down Beacon. Over $50,000 total was raised with partial proceeds going to su ...

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Volunteer Week 2019 #NVW2019

Volunteering is at the heart of our community and we wanted to spend this National Volunteer Week celebrating and thanking some of the people who give their time and expertise to the Hospital and the Foundation. We introduced some familiar faces, and some new ones, over the week on social media and ...

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Donation Match Challenge - Total Reached!

Thank you for making your donation twice as nice! Because of you we’ve received over $650,000 since this pledge challenge was launched. Long-time donors Don and Ruth James, through the James Family Foundation, had challenged the community to match their pledge of $650,000 to this year’s fundrai ...

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Generous Gift to Create Endowment Fund

Support for Professional Development Provided in Memory of Long-time Donor In honour of a much-loved wife and mother, a donation of $500,000 to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation has been made. This donation is the first of two or more instalments. This generous gift will be u ...

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2018 Gala Evening

Gala Event Raises Over $112,000! Our Art themed fundraising Gala was our most successful yet! It was incredible to feel the community support in the room and to see so many friends and neighbours coming together for our hospital. Thanks to your support we raised a phenomenal $112,365! Everything wa ...

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SPHF Name Change

We’re changing, for the health of our community After thinking deeply about what the best health care looks like now, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation has decided to expand our mission. To reflect this we are changing our name, to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundat ...

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The Grand Opening of the MDRD

Washington may have won the Stanley Cup, but we had the Hat Trick! In June of 2018, our donors had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a personal tour of our hospital's new Sterilization Unit (or Medical Device Reprocessing Department, its formal name). Thanks to our donors, in 2012 you prov ...

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Recognising Spiritual Practices of our Indigenous Communities

Journey Home Palliative Care Project: Honouring Indigenous Culture at the End of Life On June 21st, people across Canada will be celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day. This day encourages Canadians to recognize the unique history and culture of Inuit, First Nations, and Metis peoples, as w ...

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Grand Opening of SPH's MDRD

Welcome to the Grand Opening of the MDRD! Friday June 1st 2018 was a significant day for us all at Saan Pen, the grand opening of the  MDRD! The MDRD (or Medical Device Repurposing Department) is the last piece of the project to create a modern OR suite at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. We invite ...

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Bike Ride for Palliative Care huge fundraising success!

4th Annual Denis Muloin Bike Ride for Palliative Care is a huge fundraising success! On May 27th, 2018, an enthusiastic group of riders of all ages, met at Lochside Park for the 4th annual Denis Muloin Bike Ride for Palliative Care. This year the event was a fun, family-friendly community bike ride ...

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SPH Residents Exploring the Artist Within

SPH Residents Exploring the Artist Within written by Charlie White On a sunny morning in December I was fortunate enough to attend an art class at the McTavish Academy of the Arts (MAOA) with six residents of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation’s Residential Care Unit. They have travelle ...

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Going the extra mile at SPH

A night at the SPH Spa What would you miss most if your partner had to move into Residential Care? The companionship? The company? The contact? There’s an inevitable loss of privacy and intimacy for a couple once one of them has to move into a care facility, and that can be especially hard for th ...

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2017 Gala Evening

Evening Event Raises $80,095! What a wonderful evening at our 2017 Gala! We are always so grateful to see our community out supporting the Hospital Foundation, and if we can have a great time doing it, well, even better! Thanks to your support we raised an amazing $80,095. Those in attendance enjo ...

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Donor Story: Enid Blakeney

Donor Story: Enid Blakeney Enid Blakeney loved animals. And nature. At a time when families usually stayed put in one part of Canada, Enid grew up exploring the far North and then the Maritimes. Her mother was a petite and proper lady, always trying to get Enid to wear a dress. Her father, who was ...

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Donor Story: Philip Goodhall

Donor Story: Philip Goodhall Philip was born in Haslingden, north of Manchester, in Lancashire. He was educated at Baines Grammar School which had been established in 1717 for, ‘the promotion of Godliness and good learning’. A memorable school motto indeed. Philip had hoped to become an enginee ...

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Heart Health Affects Your Whole Health

February is Heart Health month. Find out from this conversation between Dr. Ambrose Marsh, Chief of Staff of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Karen Morgan, Executive Director of the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation how heart health affects your whole health, and what you can do to take ca ...

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Forget the Golden Girls: Meet the Golden Guys of SPH

The title of “Men’s Group” is a bit of an ambiguous one. It could refer to just about anything, from a group of friends who hang out and watch sports to other varieties of clubs. As a result, when Garry Upton dropped by the Foundation office a few weeks ago and mentioned that he was on his way ...

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Magical Evening of Giving Raises Over $100K

Funds raised at our 2016 annual gala evening topped a record-breaking $100k! Our heartfelt thanks to the donors, sponsors and supporters who joined us for our Magical Evening of Giving Gala at Church & State Wines. Thanks to your generous support we successfully raised $104,890, the larg ...

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Over $22,000 Raised at Hidden Treasures Sale

Together we raised over $22,000 for the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation at our first annual Hidden Treasures Sale at Keating Storage in May 2016. A big thank to our friends at Keating Self Storage for hosting this great event. Thanks to our sponsors for their support. And to all those tha ...

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Denis Muloin Memorial Ride 2016 a Great Success

The Denis Muloin Memorial ride was held Sunday, May 15th, 2016 and what a fabulous ride it was! Our heartfelt thanks to Russ Hay's and the 50+ riders who rode to support Palliative Care at our hospital. Thanks to your generous support we successfully raised over $3,000.00. Thank you to ev ...

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Carving Out Community Connections

It was one of those beautiful mornings that make us all realise why we live on the Saanich Peninsula. The sun was brilliant, and the sky so blue it reflected onto the calm sea with hardly a breath of wind. Accompanied by Sandy McElroy, our photographer, and Jane Fox, SPH Aboriginal Liaison Nurse, I ...

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Denis Muloin Cycling Event 2017

Denis Muloin managed the Russ Hay's bike store in Sidney from 1984 until 2004 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Denis spent his final days surrounded by family and friends at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. It was here that he and his family were introduced to the Palliative Care Program. As ...

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