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VJH at surgical capacity

Vernon Jubilee Hospital has reached its surgical capacity. 

A growing and ageing population in the North Okanagan has increased demand for surgery.   

Last year, Vernon Jubilee Hospital surgeons performed 8,047 procedures. With an estimated surrounding population of 80,000 people, that is roughly one in 10 who received surgery at VJH. 

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has launched its "Operation: Surgical Care for Life" campaign. 

"Right now, we are raising money to help our hospital increase its surgical capacity and serve more people, more quickly," stated Lisa Westermark, executive director of VJHF. "To do this, we will equip an additional operating room, purchase six new state-of-the-art anesthetic machines and a new urology table with real-time imaging."

How can people get involved?

  1. Buy a raffle ticket! You have 16 days left to purchase yours online at www.vjhfoundation.org, by phone 250-558-1362 or in-person at the VJH Foundation office located at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. $20 per ticket.
  2. Make a donation! We are grateful for any and all donations anytime of the year. Donations can be made online, by phone, or in-person.

Raffle Prizes:
We are very fortunate for the three fantastic prizes donated
to us:

  • Two WestJet tickets for a flight anywhere that WestJet travels
  • A pair of Skeviks skis from a locally owned and operated Vernon company
  • A $1,000 gift certificate to Enderby Jewelers, a locally owned and operated company in Enderby

Buy your tickets today at www.vjhfoundation.org or by telephone at 250-558-1362.

"It’s an exciting time at VJH," stated Westermark. "We hope to have a real impact and help the hundreds of people currently waiting for procedures get the service they need quickly so they can get back to enjoying their full, active lives. We are truly grateful to the amazing North Okanagan communities for all the support we receive. You make life better for everyone.



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