Quicker access to ultrasound could mean the gift of life to patients with cardio-pulmonary conditions.
Funds to purchase one of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation’s priority items for the 2013-14 campaign, an Echo Ultrasound Portable, has been donated outright by Roy and Pamela Moor of Enderby.
This diagnostic tool, which is used daily, enables physicians to view the heart quickly and easily.
“The Shuswap Hospital Foundation and Shuswap Lake General Hospital are extremely grateful to donors such as Roy and Pamela Moor, who are now patrons of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation,” says Fiona Harris, the foundation’s director of development.
“The thoughtfulness and generosity of folks like Roy and Pamela Moor will help to provide assistance to heart patients in the Shuswap area.”
During the past decade, Shuswap Lake General Hospital has undergone significant construction and replacement of equipment intended to make the hospital more efficient and provide the ability to acquire more detailed data and analysis.
Many of the items on doctors’ and hospital staff wish lists are provided by the foundation, thanks to community generosity.
Priority equipment in the foundation’s 2013-14 campaign include a $205,000 CT Scan upgrade, a, portable X-ray, four infusion devices, an HD video system, a recline chair for cardiology patients, a plasma thawing system, MTS centrifuge and fetal monitor for a total cost of about $400,000.
To donate to the foundation, visit the kiosk in the Mall at Piccadilly, which is open until Christmas, or pick up a brochure there, fill it in at home and pop it in the mail.
Donations may also be made at the foundation office in the hospital, located beside the hospital’s gift shop, call 250-803-4546, or visit www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org.