Sending Well Wishes to Patients in Hospital

Sending Well Wishes to Patients in Hospital

Well Wishes allows family and friends to send email messages to loved ones in hospital.


Send your well wishes in an email to either address below:

Cowichan District Hospital - WellWishesCDH@viha.ca
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - patient.nrgh@viha.ca
Royal Jubilee Hospital - patient.rjh@viha.ca 
West Coast General Hospital - WellWishesWCGH@viha.ca 
Victoria General Hospital - patient.vgh@viha.ca
North Island Hospital, Campbell River & District (the Campbell River Hospital Foundation runs the Well Wishes program at this location)

Remember to include the following:

  • patient’s full first and last name
  • room number so we can make sure your well wishes are delivered to the right person

To obtain the patient's room number, call the hospital at:

Cowichan District Hospital 250-737-2030
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital  250-755-7691
Royal Jubilee Hospital  250-370-8244
West Coast General Hospital  250-731-1370
Victoria General Hospital  250-727-4157
North Island Hospital, Campbell River & District  250-286-7100

Delivered by Friendly Volunteers 

Your message will be printed, sealed and delivered to your loved one by a friendly Island Health volunteer in a timely manner.

The Well Wishes service is regularly available on weekdays. Messages received late Friday, on weekends or on holidays will be delivered at the next opportunity.

Volunteers will be happy to help by reading the email aloud for patients who request that service.

Designed for Well Wishes only

Any other type of communication or messages (e.g. conducting personal business, containing questionable content or business/vendor solicitations) will not be delivered and will be deleted from the system.

Only messages in text will be delivered. Please do not send images or graphics with the email as they will not be delivered.

Please note that this system is set up only to receive email. We cannot send outgoing replies or confirm patient admission or health status.