NICU

Jace Schurman’s story

Ayzlin Ethier was having a typical pregnancy before she woke up at her Nanaimo home in early October 2018 to find some bleeding at 31 weeks. Within hours, she and her partner Kirkland Schurman had been transported by helicopter from Vancouver Island to Royal Columbian Hospital, where a detached placenta meant their baby boy would be delivered several weeks premature.

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Washington family make leadership gift to Royal Columbian redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 30, 2019} – The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is helping transform Royal Columbian Hospital […]

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Charity brings music therapy to premature babies

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 18, 2019} – Vancouver-based charitable foundation, Music Heals, is bringing melody to Royal Columbian Hospital’s […]

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National charity delivers gift of light to premature babies

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 6, 2019} – Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can add to its […]

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Credit union contributes phototherapy for fragile newborns

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 13, 2019} – Premature babies in need of treatment for jaundice have access to a […]

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Critical care for a third of BC

Royal Columbian Hospital is currently undergoing one of the largest government-funded health care redevelopments in British Columbia’s history. This $1.49 […]

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Guzzo family & McDonald’s New West provide neonatal support

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 25, 2019} – The family behind the McDonald’s restaurant in New Westminster is making a […]

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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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Hope Annis’s Story

It was during Vicki Foley’s 20-week ultrasound that they discovered fetal measurements were about a month behind schedule. Thus began regular monitoring and eventually a planned delivery at 37 weeks. While Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit looked after baby Hope for her first few weeks, it took genetic testing to offer an explanation for the newborn’s small size. She was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal condition known as Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

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2018 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K

Join Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s team of #NICUStrong champions and make a difference in the lives of B.C.’s smallest and most fragile premature babies.

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