Emergency room staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital (L-R) Margaux Brewster, Adrienne McRae-Pharo, and Daniel Leslie with the hospital’s new ventilator. Photo: Submitted

Emergency room staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital (L-R) Margaux Brewster, Adrienne McRae-Pharo, and Daniel Leslie with the hospital’s new ventilator. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Lake Hospital receives donation for new ventilator

Funds were donated by the TB Vets Charitable Foundation

Submitted by the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

The TB Vets Charitable Foundation has made a generous donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation to purchase a T-1 transport ventilator for the emergency room at the hospital.

The ventilator will help with the transfer of patients requiring higher levels of care, especially because transport can often be delayed by bad weather.

“The ease of using such an advanced piece of medical equipment empowers our staff to work alongside our respiratory therapists to offer great patient care in our small but mighty emergency department,” says KLH nurse manager Tav Horkoff.

Kandys Merola, CEO of TB Vets, says COVID-19 patients are still putting great pressure on the health care system.

“It is essential that we help hospitals buy new equipment that will support our province’s medical front-line heroes during the pandemic and beyond,” she said.