Every year, thousands of families from across the interior of British Columbia must travel from their homes in order for a loved one to receive life-saving specialist care at Kelowna General Hospital. For many families wanting to maintain a presence at KGH for the period of their loved ones treatment, the lack of affordable short-term accommodation in Kelowna adds significantly to their hardship.
Research shows that patients heal better when surrounded by their loved ones. They get better when together.
The KGH Foundation has committed to raising $8 million to build and operate JoeAnna’s House, a home-away-from-home to keep families together when they need it most.
In Kelowna, we can be proud of the extraordinary, world-class community we are building. We are a community that cares, and when we work together, we can accomplish big things.
Together, let’s build JoeAnna’s House.
“Keeping families together is critical, especially when you’ve got a little one that’s sick.”
Every year, thousands of families travel to Kelowna in order for a family member to receive life-saving care at Kelowna General Hospital. Now, in 2017, at any given time, one in four beds at KGH is occupied by a patient from outside the central Okanagan.
Keeping families together during these very difficult times is a matter of growing concern. Which is why, on October 4, 2017, the KGH Foundation announced our campaign to raise $8 million to build and operate JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for families travelling for care at KGH.