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Equipment Needs 2017-04-27T15:23:32+00:00

EQUIPMENT NEEDS

Sarah Friesen (Section Head, Mammography) and Cindy Michalewich (Mammography Technician) at St. Joseph's Hospital (McKinnon Photography).

Sarah Friesen (Section Head, Mammography) and Cindy Michalewich (Mammography Technician) at St. Joseph’s Hospital (McKinnon Photography).

Rehabilitation Equipment
$50,000+

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Many pieces of rehabilitation and physiotherapy equipment are needed for Rehabilitation Services at the new Comox Valley Hospital. Rehab Services helps patients reach the highest level of function by improving mobility and increasing independence. Funding both innovative and standard equipment will increase the quality of life for many local residents who are recovering from surgery, trauma and other debilitating circumstances.

Maternity
$300,000+

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Many pieces of equipment and technology are still needed for the Maternity Unit at the new hospital including: Fetal Link Carts, Fetal Monitors, Low-Acuity Incubators, cribs, bassinets and more. Our Foundation will continue to fundraise for this vital equipment that helps roughly 600 babies be born each year in our community.

31 Specialty Beds & Mattresses
$68,000 PURCHASED!

Where: The Views (Residential Care), St. Joseph’s Hospital
Need: To replace 31 beds and mattresses with specialty equipment for residents that include safety rails, can adjust to an upright position, can be lowered to the ground to reduce falls and can enhance comfort and therapeutic care while preventing and treating pressure bed sores. These beds and mattresses will remain with The Views after its redevelopment on the St. Joseph’s site beginning in 2017.

Two Infant Incubators
$40,000

Where: Labour & Delivery, Comox Valley Hospital
Need: To purchase two infant incubators for the new hospital

Two Fetal Monitors
$24,000 PURCHASED!

Where: Labour & Delivery, Comox Valley Hospital
Need: To purchase two fetal monitors for the new hospital

Stress Test Machine
$40,000

Where: Cardio/Pulmonary Unit
Need: Decreased wait times for treatment/Highly accurate readings/Faster and more efficient patient testing.

12 Sets of Blinds
$7,000

Where: Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
Need: Improved overall infection control and home-like environment

22 Overbed and Bedside Tables for TCU
$22,000

Where: Transitional Care Unit, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Need: New furnishings are needed to replace current tables in the TCU that do not meet infection control standards. These new overbed and bedside tables will be remain on St. Joseph’s site after the new hospital opens and will then be used in the new Views after its redevelopment.

Glidescope – Portable Video Laryngoscope
$12,999 – PURCHASED! Thank you, TB Vets!

Where: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Need: Used for critical care physicians for awake intubation or to evaluate airway prior to intubation