Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Foundation supports surgical services

The community has been celebrating Kootenay Lake Hospital’s recent ER expansion and the addition of the CT scanner

The community has been celebrating Kootenay Lake Hospital’s recent ER expansion and the addition of the CT scanner. Another key piece of the health services at the local hospital is made up of the many surgeries that are performed in Nelson by local and visiting specialists. These services include a variety of laparoscopic procedures, hysterectomies, cataract surgeries, caesarean sections, tubal ligations, carpal tunnel releases, hernia repairs, and so much more.

The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation’s goal this year is to raise funds for equipment to support the continuation of these surgeries. These surgical services benefit not only the citizens of Nelson, but a wider population of 33,000 including Kaslo, Salmo and the Slocan Valley.

In keeping with the Foundation’s goal of supporting operating room procedures, the focus of this year’s Light Up the Hospital! campaign is funding the purchase of an insufflator with camera system and three high definition monitors. This is state of the art high definition equipment used in all laparoscopic procedures.  Patients undergoing these procedures, which involve much smaller incisions than traditional surgeries, experience less post-operative pain, reduced hospital stays and shorter recovery time.

“Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is delighted to support the many surgical services offered at our hospital,” says Foundation chair Pat Dooley. “Our continued commitment to spearhead efforts to purchase needed equipment bodes well for the continued growth of services at Kootenay Lake Hospital. We look forward to continuing to work with our health care professionals to support their equipment priorities and encourage individuals to consider donations to enhance surgical services.”

Those wishing to donate to the insufflator fund can do so online at klhf.org, or call Bryna Idler at the Foundation office at 250-354-2334 for more information.

 

 

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