Left to Right: Dr. Michael Atherstone (Chief of Anesthesiology), Dr. Tom Woods (Orthopedic Surgeon) and Dr. Alex Blais (Anesthesiologist)


Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: These are thin, lighted tubes used for examining the cervix and uterus for diagnosis and to assist in surgery. Currently using scopes that are on loan, the hospital is seeking to purchase four of these much-needed instruments.

Cataract Surgery Sets

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Typically 60 cataract surgeries are performed at Comox Valley Hospital each week. The sets (containing specialized instruments for delicate ophthalmic surgery) need to be cleaned and turned around quickly between surgeries, so if anything in a set needs to go out for repair it causes significant delays.


Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: LigaSure™ is the industry standard for vessel sealing in both laparoscopic and open procedures across a range of surgical specialties. The hospital currently has only three to serve the four operating rooms, and are seeking funding for one more.

Rigid Cystoscopes

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Rigid Cystoscopes are used for the hundreds of closed urology procedures done at the hospital each year. Due to high demand these too must be turned around quickly, especially when the hospital is running two urology ORs and the scopes are needed in Emergency at the same time. Asking for more 2 sets.

Microlaryngoscopy Instrument Sets

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need:Microlaryngoscopy Instrument Sets are used for ENT surgery to investigate and remove vocal lesions such as cancer, cysts, granulomas, nodules, papilloma, and polyps. We currently have only one set and it is in high demand. Asking for one additional set.

15 Ceiling Lifts

Where: The Views at St. Joseph’s
Need:These ensure residents and staff safety during transfers in and out of bed.

Adjustable Dining Tables

Where: The Views at St. Joseph’s
Need:These allow residents the basic ability to comfortably dine with co-residents.

Graft and ACL Repair Equipment

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair for knees

Glide Scope with Advanced Video Laryngoscopy

Where: Comox Valley Hospital

MTP Fusion

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Description: Equipment to fuse bones together

Exerciser Knee Patient Kits

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: Supports the increase in patients

Neurological & Strengthening Equipment

Where: Comox Valley Hospital
Need: This is for Patients in Acute Care Rooms.

Rehabilitation Equipment

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.

Less than $100,000

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.