Rosalia Stil’s Story

Rosalia Stil became discouraged following a surprising diagnosis of liver cancer. The 76-year-old New Westminster woman focused on end-of-life and worried about leaving her husband behind. However, six years later, she has found renewed optimism courtesy of the specialized care at Royal Columbian Hospital.

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Trevor Lovelace’s Story

Trevor Lovelace was getting ready for work when his left hand stopped functioning. His arm was numb and tingly. At first, he thought about ignoring it and carrying on to work. Thankfully his wife was there to push him to make a trip to Royal Columbian Hospital’s emergency department. Following a CT scan, the 51-year-old New Westminster resident was confirmed as having suffered a stroke.

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Martin Bisset’s Story

Angie Bisset was reading when she first heard the strange sound. She would later describe it as either a gargling or vomiting noise. When their golden retriever started barking and running back and forth from where her husband Martin was working out in their Nanaimo home, she decided to go check. What she found was terrifying. By the next day, the 39-year-old Martin would be helicoptered to Royal Columbian Hospital for a neurosurgical procedure to save the life of the father of two.

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John Harrison’s Story

John Harrison was three months into his retirement when the 62-year-old and his wife Carol left their home on a nice summer morning for a regular bicycle ride in Tsawwassen. The couple approached a big hill with different strategies: Carol took it slow, while John went hard and fast. As Carol pedalled up the hill, she looked up to see that her husband, a fair distance away, was now on the ground.

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Felicity Landrey’s Story

As Melanie Bodhi, 24-weeks pregnant, headed to a doctor’s appointment in Prince George in the spring of 2017, she had no way of knowing the whirlwind she and her husband would soon face. Less than 24 hours later, she was at Royal Columbian Hospital, flown in from her northern BC community amid increasing concerns she would need to deliver very prematurely.

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Phase 2 of Royal Columbian Hospital revitalization will expand emergency, acute care

New Westminster, B.C. – {September 22, 2018} – To help meet the demands of a growing population, the British Columbia […]

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Internal medicine, external growth

When Dr. Matt Bernard had his first up-close look at the amount of work going into Royal Columbian Hospital’s redevelopment […]

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Mental health campaign gains $100,000 from financial security provider

New Westminster, B.C. – {September 4, 2018} – Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life are helping to shine a […]

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Foundation announces 2018/19 Board of Directors

{August 13, 2018} – Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce and congratulate the members of its volunteer Board […]

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John Ashbridge memorialized with new Code Blue fund

New Westminster, B.C. – {July 20, 2018} – John Ashbridge’s legacy of support for Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation will carry […]

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