Your impact


Your gift will support life-saving care at Royal Columbian. A sudden heart attack. A devastating accident. A debilitating stroke. A baby that comes too early. We rely on future gifts to ensure our care providers have the technology and equipment they need to provide the highest level of patient care when seconds count.

Royal Columbian has been caring for our community since 1862. Over the years, it has grown into BC’s leading critical care hospital. If you or a loved one has come through our doors, you know why a third of British Columbians rely on Royal Columbian for cardiac care, trauma, neurosciences, mental health, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care.


Roger vs. COVID

Roger Pinette had been feeling unwell for a few days, struggling with a bad cough, headaches, a fever, and fatigue. They are the type of symptoms that have come to be associated with COVID-19, but back in early March 2020 it was not yet front and centre in people’s minds. It would be several weeks before the 72-year-old Langley resident would learn he had contracted a near fatal case of the respiratory illness, only hearing the news after he had awoken from a lengthy stay in Royal Columbian Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.Roger vs. COVID

Saving Maha

As a nephrologist in Iraq, Maha Alchalabi was a kidney specialist who came to Canada in 2014 seeking peace and wanting to practice medicine in this country. But during a visit to her family doctor three years after arriving here, the 54-year-old discovered a problem with her own kidneys. It was cancer, a diagnosis that in her mind presented no clear treatment options until her own research led to an interventional radiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital.Saving Maha

Martin's Journey

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.Martin's Journey