Recent Equipment Purchasing
This year, in 2021, the Foundation was able to commit $216,000 to purchase equipment and training. Most of the equipment has now been delivered although two medical air dryers have been delayed due to the current global issue in shipping.
Two major pieces of equipment were purchased to replace machines that were malfunctioning and nearing the end of life.
The cataract surgery team was doing 13 cases a week and over 50 cases per month when the old cataract machine gave up the ghost. A loaner machine from Lions Gate hospital filled the gap until a new machine purchased by the Foundation was delivered in January 2021. And the Emergency Room ultrasound machine had to be replaced when it began losing power when unplugged which made it difficult to perform bedside ultrasounds. The replacement was received in May 2021.
All donations to the Powell River Hospital Foundation are used to purchase equipment and training for the hospital and extended care facilities. The Foundation's operating costs are paid from the interest earned on our endowment fund, not from charitable donations.
New Equipment from TB Vets Charitable Foundation
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Powell River, BC V8A 5R3
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