RBC honours ER pledge

Bank comes through with $50,000 for Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation.

Maeve O’Byrne

Maeve O’Byrne

When the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation asked for help in support of the new emergency department expansion at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, RBC was one of the first to step forward with a pledge of $50,000.

Company representatives from across central Vancouver Island arrived at the construction site in January to deliver the final payment of $25,000 in person.

The group was encouraged to see the progress of the $36.9 million project scheduled to open in September.

“The foundation, through the generous support of donors in our community, plays an important part in ensuring the provisions of health care are available to the central Island,” said Moira Jenkins of RBC. “The emergency department expansion is a tremendous addition to patient care and very beneficial to our local economy. RBC staff is excited to play a part in seeing this wonderful project come to life.”

Maeve O’Byrne, hospital foundation president, said they are grateful for RBC’s determination to help provide health care to Vancouver Islanders.

“The foundation is raising $4 million for the purchase of essential equipment for the emergency expansion and RBC’s support is an enormous contribution towards that end,” she said.

The new ER will be nearly triple the size of the existing space, adhere to LEED Gold standards, and provide a specialized area for mental health and addiction services.

To learn more, please visit  www.nanaimohospitalfoundation.com/er.