Your generosity to TB Vets helped make the recent acquisition of another respiratory machine possible. The equipment will be for the use of respiratory and cardiac patients at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH).
Built with advanced technology and design, the new machine can adapt to an individual’s varying needs. It’s also a comfortable alternative to intubation and invasive ventilation at PRH’s Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department.
“This equipment can help many patients get through [critical situations] where they’re experiencing extreme shortness of breath and need time for medications or therapies to work,” explains Dana Thomas, a professional practice leader at PRH’s Respiratory Services.
Building a better tomorrow
At PRH, approximately 62 patients require breathing support per year. In 2017, a total of 135 days were spent in respiratory therapy by ICU patients. This is significant for a 140-bed hospital that serves roughly 90,000 residents living in the South Okanagan – Similkameen region.
Your TB Vets donations truly impact frontline medical teams and ever growing communities in BC. Because of you, hospitals like PRH can have additional respiratory machines and even replace outdated ones. This results to a decrease in the length of hospital stays and bringing immediate care to more people.*