Help Fill A Dream Supports Maternal Child Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital

February 25, 2013

The Help Fill A Dream Foundation has donated two new pieces of equipment, a Wireless Transducer and a Specialty Freezer, to the Maternal Child Unit at St. Joseph’s General Hospital.

The wireless transducer is needed to monitor patients with risk factors, throughout their labour while still allowing the patient to be mobile rather than confined to a bed which can delay the natural progression of labour. The freezer is needed to store drugs which are occasionally urgently needed in the Maternal Child Unit and means immediate access rather than staff needing to call the Pharmacy or Lab.

“Both pieces of equipment allow us to increase the level of care we provide through our Maternal Child Unit” said Kelly Phillips, Clinical Nurse Leader, St. Joseph’s General Hospital. “In the case of the freezer, any delay in receiving the drug could impact patient safety as there is a short time frame within which the drug has to be administered. It is through the generous support of organizations like Help Fill A Dream that we can continue to serve our community with new equipment.”

St. Joseph’s General Hospital is celebrating 100 years of serving the health care needs of the Comox Valley and surrounding communities. Its focus is on sustaining and enhancing quality health care.

Help Fill a Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands children with life-threatening conditions. The foundation fulfills dreams, improves quality of life and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has fulfilled 1,980 Dreams.

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