The Powell River Hospital Foundation is raising funds to update the hospital’s maternity room. To date, the Foundation has committed to purchase two new infant incubators, an obstetrical ultrasound unit and an electronic fetal signs monitor. The old incubator, in the photo above, has been in service since 1996.
From 1994 to October 31, 2018 over $3.6 million has been spent & committed through the donations to the Powell River Hospital Foundation.
Gamma Camera: ($46,921) shows how internal organs are working by taking images of the flow of medically- administered tracer radionuclides. Helps doctors make diagnoses. Status: on order.
It was eight years ago when the Powell River Hospital Foundation first funded a CT scanner for Powell River General Hospital.
Since then, thousands of patients have received this important diagnostic service within their community, instead of having to travel to the mainland or Vancouver Island.
Knitted Knockers is an international organization whose members knit prostheses for women who’ve undergone breast surgery. Pictured with their afternoon’s output of breast prostheses. From left: Kay Matterson, Joyce Morris, Sheila Erikson, Mary Henry, Joyce Baisley, Shirley Koleszar, June Vogl, Doreen Smith, Anne Innes, and Vicki Tysdal.
Donors and donations are the back-bone and lifeblood of the Powell River Hospital Foundation and all that it does to improve the quality of patient care at our hospital. Costly improvements like the CT Scan and up-to-date Ultrasound diagnostic equipment have underlined the importance of donations. Here, long time Foundation Director Dave Harper, left, and Chair Mike Chisholm, honour Robert Lacey, a constant and generous donor over the years, with a plaque recognizing his contributions. “I’ve lived in Powell River all my life,” says Robert. “Powell River’s been very good to me, and I take a lot of satisfaction in giving back, in the form of donations to the Hospital Foundation.”
Patients at Powell River General Hospital will soon be receiving their first big dividend from the community’s investment in the hospital’s original CT Scanner — a new, up-to-date model is expected to arrive in February, this one supplied by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Our hospital greets the New Year with a new director and new administrative assistant. Mėlie De Champlain (left) is Powell River Hospital’s new director. Teresa Shaw (above left) takes over as administrative assistant from Pat van Schaik (above right) who has retired.
Obstetric Ultrasound Machine
\Two Infant Incubators
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5000 Joyce Avenue
Powell River, BC V8A 5R3
(604) 485-3211 Ext 4349.
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