Supporting the Cowichan Hospital Foundation

CDHF donation

The Catalyst Crofton was a Premier sponsor of the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner and auction. The mill also bought a table to show their support and network with members of the community. 

“The new Cowichan District hospital is about improving healthcare for the citizens of the Cowichan Valley,” said Bruce Eby, General Manager. “We operate in this community and our employees live here so it’s important that we give back and support healthcare in the region.”

Since the first Annual Dinner & Auction in 1989, the event remains the Foundation’s major fundraiser each year. Funds raised at the event support three main initiatives:

  • Current Cowichan District Hospital Needs: Funds support the needs of the current hospital such as automated dispensing cabinets, maternity patient monitors, chair alarms, slings, transfer belts, new sterilizing equipment, and more.
  • Cairnsmore Place: Funds support the initiative of medical equipment, activities, and entertainment for residents at Cairnsmore Place, the Island Health long-term care facility in Duncan.
  • New hospital: Funds support the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment for the new hospital, which is expected to open to patients in spring 2027.

The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation (CDHF) was established in 1984 as a registered charity for the purpose of raising funds to purchase equipment and support patient/resident care and comfort at Cowichan District Hospital and Cairnsmore Place. This volunteer board of community leaders offers their experience, commitment, and time in supporting health care in the Cowichan community.