Thirty hospitals are able to buy new respiratory equipment this year with the support of donors to the TB Vets Charitable Foundation.
The grant to Sechelt Hospital is part of $800,000 in funding provided by TB Vets to hospitals in B.C. and N.W.T.
The purchase of this equipment will equip physicians and nurses at Sechelt Hospital to provide the best care possible to critically ill patients requiring ventilatory support, without having to re-deploy equipment across departments, or leaving care areas without a dedicated ventilator.
“We are proud to be able to help hospitals buy new equipment that will support our medical frontline heroes. But we would not be able to achieve these amazing results without our donors, who generously contribute to our Key Tag program year after year,” says Kandys Merola, president and CEO of TB Vets. “We’ve just launched this year’s Key Tag fundraising campaign, and I encourage everyone to support it, no matter how big or small the gift might be. The need for respiratory equipment remains acute, whether it’s for newborns, emergency situations, or patients suffering from respiratory conditions, and it’s only through our joint efforts that we can ensure the best possible care for every patient.” she adds.
Founded in 1946 as a job creation project for WWII veterans, TB Vets has evolved over time to become a major non-government funder supporting respiratory care in British Columbia. TB Vets provides grants for respiratory equipment, research, and education. For more information, and to contribute to this year’s Key Tag campaign, please visit www.tbvets.org