Elk Valley Foundation donates medical equipment

Life-saving equipment worth over $62,000 has been donated by the Elk Valley Foundation to benefit patients of the Elk Valley Hospital.

  • Oct. 16, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Left to right: Shirley Mercier

By Lisa Skubovius

Contributor

Life-saving equipment worth over $62,000 has been donated by the Elk Valley Foundation to benefit patients of the Elk Valley Hospital.

The new equipment includes a trauma stretcher and transport monitor to enhance emergency services, as well as three portable blood pressure monitors and an endocautery, which is used in the endoscopy clinic as a preventative measure to remove polyps that could be cancerous.

“The equipment is much needed to improve the quality of services for people of the Elk Valley,” explained Jane Binter, site manager of the Elk Valley Hospital. “It will benefit admitted and out patients by having the right equipment available at the right time, closer to home.”

The generous equipment donation was made on October 1 by the Elk Valley Foundation, which Binter describes as being “instrumental” in the hospital’s on-going efforts to provide the best quality of care for people of the Elk Valley.

The trauma stretcher allows patients to stay on it while receiving x-rays so they don’t have to be moved from one place to another. Similarly, the portable blood pressure monitors can be moved around the hospital, easing the patients’ experience.

Elk Valley FoundationPresident Pat Moore and Secretary-Treasurer Aysha Haines presented the equipment to representatives of the Elk Valley Hospital and Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO of Interior Health, who accepted the donation with gratitude and acknowledgement of the hard work and on-going support the hospital receives from the Elk Valley Foundation

 

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