Medical staff at Delta Hospital’s Emergency Department is thankful to TB Vets donors for their newly acquired respiratory equipment. The advanced device helps view a patient’s airway effectively with its unique video technology.
Intubations during COVID-19
In addition, the pandemic has highlighted the need for immediate access to top-notch resources to help save lives. For a few months last year, the ER team had used the GlideScope of the hospital’s surgical program, when the program was temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. The program had reopened and required their equipment back. Having the TB Vets-funded new equipment on-hand readies the respiratory frontline when and where it matters most.
Delta Hospital serves over 100,000 residents in addition to patients coming from other parts of the Lower Mainland. In 2019, the hospital’s ER had almost 35,000 visits. Delta has a growing and rapidly aging population, considered as one of the oldest in Fraser Health.*