Welcome to the WCGH Foundation
Our Foundation is the key fundraising partner of the West Coast General Hospital. The hospital serves the Alberni Valley, the West Coast communities of Bamfield, Ucluelet and Tofino, and all points in between. The Foundation raises funds to support capital projects that are beyond the budgetary limits of the Hospital to ensure our whole community benefits from enhanced healthcare services. In 29 years of operation, together with our generous donors, we have raised over $4,000,000 to purchase or assist in the purchase of vital equipment for our hospital.
Collins Clothiers is a 100% family-owned and operated business. That means we run it with our hearts. We have partnered with the WCGH to donate 20% of all sales from our WCGH Canada Strong collection of hoodies, T-shirts, toques, socks and scarves to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation. Look for products from the WCGH Collection (Supporting West Coast General Hospital Foundation).
Click here to view the products and make selections.
CANADA STRONG 2020
Supporting the WCGH Foundation
Foundation Donates a TV to Westhaven
Kim Love, Nurse Clinical Lead, shows off a new TV the Foundation was able to donate to Westhaven this week.
WCGHF Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
Tablets For Patients
The West Coast General Hospital Foundation has received donations in support of efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Alberni Valley.
Recently we bought five Samsung Galaxy A tablets to help patients throughout the hospital stay in touch with their loved ones. The tablets include covers and stands. We also provided a wireless speaker for users to share.
We thank all of our generous donors and wish everyone well during these troubling times. Stay safe! Stay at home!
During this current health crisis, the Foundation has sensibly curtailed our public presence in the hospital. We have closed the West Coast Café until further notice. Both the Foundation business office and the Alberni Lifeline Monitoring (ALM) office at the hospital are also closed. However, our work continues with our staff serving the community from their home locations. Our published telephone numbers, email addresses and website query systems, both for the Foundation and for Alberni Lifeline Monitoring, are still in operation and we are monitoring our WCGHF and ALM Facebook pages daily. We will answer your calls and messages as quickly as possible.
Island Health has advised that the Provincial and Federal governments are providing all health authorities with the necessary funding to respond effectively to COVID-19, including providing care to those who need it and supporting staff and physicians.
On behalf of the Alberni Valley and West Coast communities served by WCGH, the Foundation wishes to acknowledge with sincere gratitude the efforts of all health care workers, hospital support staff, administration, and public health officials who are working hard to ensure our health and well-being during this challenging time.
The WCGH Foundation remains poised to support our hospital and Westhaven long-term care home once this pandemic has passed. In the meantime, we would ask that our existing donors and others who may now be drawn to support health care in our community consider newly emerging needs our health care facilities may have once the current crisis ends.
Thank you for your on-going generosity, support and understanding. Be safe and be well.
2019 Holiday Campaign Success! Your generosity has achieved one of our our holiday goals! We raised enough to buy a Cellavision DC-1 for the WCGH Laboratory. We are still raising money to buy to complete the purchase of an Alenti Bath Chair for Westhaven. We are almost there and hope to meet our goal soon.
Our Westhaven Campaign: In the Foundation’s first-ever fundraising campaign for Westhaven, your generosity has helped us raise $20,000 to help us buy two medication carts and a washer-sterilizer unit, essential equipment items that are urgently needed by the Westhaven staff. Just as the community has always been so generous in the past for hospital fundraising efforts, we are grateful the same level of support you have offered to Westhaven.
For more details on this initiative, click here.
Donors who donate $100 or more annually are entitled apply for membership to the WCGH Foundation. This helps us connect with you more directly and keep you informed of the Foundation’s work throughout the year. For more information click 'Membership’ in the menu and return the completed form to the Foundation office.