The Castlegar and District Hospital Foundation is gearing up for Lighting Up the Health Centre, with it’s PLEDGE DAY coming up Friday, December 6th. The Foundation is raising funds for an Advanced Respiratory Intervention Equipment (VENTILATOR) for the Emergency Department with any additional funds raised applied to areas of greatest need at the Castlegar Health Centre and Talarico Place.

The Castlegar District and Community Health Center serves a population of 9000 in the Kootenay Boundary region. Patients requiring advanced airway and mechanical ventilation are stabilized in the CDH emergency room while awaiting transfer to higher level of care. Physicians and nurses are tasked with providing advanced respiratory interventions and require equipment they can trust in order to do their jobs with confidence. The Hamilton C1 Ventilator will be used to provide non-invasive mask ventilation and invasive ventilation via artificial airway for patients who are experiencing respiratory failure. This ventilator is capable of ventilating all age ranges from infant to geriatric and has cutting edge alarm and monitoring capability, replacing the previous ventilator, which due to much usage is no longer functioning.

Sincere appreciation goes out to everyone who has supported Light Up throughout the years in Castlegar. You’ve helped make a difference!

Sophisticated equipment is expensive but worth the investment if it can help those in our community. Your support is needed! We’ll be at the lobby of the Castlegar Community Health Centre on 10th street on Friday, December 6th between 9 am and 2 pm. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction, entertainment and directors on hand to chat with. Do come out and join us for Light Up 2019!

Remember, your donation boomerangs back to you!

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