The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is donating $12,388 for a new stretcher at Victoria General Hospital.
The stretcher will be used for transporting and assessing patients in emergency and trauma care at VGH.
“The transport stretcher is easily adjustable for providing medical assessment and treatment like CPR,” said Dr. Brian Farrell, site chief for emergency medicine at VGH.
“The emergency department treats almost 60,000 patients a year, and the ability to transport them quickly and safely is essential to providing the highest levels of patient care.”
Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary is a charitable society of members who run the gift shop and organize various fundraising initiatives for equipment purchases at VGH.
Over the last two years, the auxiliary has supported the Victoria Hospitals Foundation through Poinsettias4Patients, a Christmas plant sale campaign which has raised $20,000.
“We are a diverse group of women and men dedicated to supporting our hospital through community service and volunteer work,” said Valerie Smith, president of the auxiliary.
“We are so happy being able to work with the Victoria Hospitals Foundation to support this new equipment, and we hope it will make a big difference for patients in the emergency department.”