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'In Honour of Nurses' campaign will support ICU expansion at Barrie hospital

The majority of expansions, medical equipment, and technology are only possible through the support of community donation
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Community philanthropist Jane Brown Jackson is matching every donation to RVH up to $25,000 in honour of nurses starting National Nursing Week. Proceeds raised will support RVH’s Intensive Care Unit expansion

Local philanthropist Jane Brown Jackson will honour the heroic work of nurses by launching her second annual matching gift fundraiser to benefit Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Having received exceptional care herself from nurses and other care providers, she is inspired to give back and show her support to those who were there for her in the moments that mattered most.

RVH’s “In Honour of Nurses” campaign kicks off on May 10 on National Nursing Week, and will continue until Brown Jackson’s donation of $25,000 is fully matched by the local community. All proceeds will support the expansion of the RVH Intensive Care Unit.

“I invite the community to make a donation to patient care at RVH in honour of the incredible work done by nurses each and every day, and throughout this pandemic,” Brown Jackson said. “The Intensive Care Unit provides life-saving medical intervention and our donations will ensure it has the future capacity to be there for ourselves, family and friends in the moments that matter the most.”

The majority of expansions, medical equipment and technology are only possible through the support of community donations.

“Your gift allows RVH to put the best tools in the hands of its nurses and care teams. Community support never fails to inspire TEAM RVH, including our nurses, particularly during these unprecedented times,” says Pamela Ross, RVH Foundation CEO. “We are very grateful to Jane for standing behind nurses, RVH and for supporting growth in our ICU. It’s never been more important.”

Please visit for more information and to make a donation and have it matched. In addition, share your words of gratitude with nurses on the comment section of the donations page – these messages of appreciation will be collected, and posted in a common area for nurses to read.