TB Vets Give $22,445 to fund BiPAP machine for Delta Hospital

March 15, 2018

Kandys Merola, ED of TB Vets stopped by Delta Hospital earlier this week to learn more from Respiratory Therapist, Tracey and other DH medical staff members about the impact their generous gift that purchased a BiPAP machine has made for staff and patients alike. 

 

TB Vets Charitable Foundation made a recent gift to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation of $22,445 for the purchase of a new Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine which provides critical respiratory assistance to patients who are in acute respiratory distress and short of breath.

 

A BiPAP machine provides a non-invasive means to support ventilation, open airways, and boost oxygenation. Patients who may require support from a BiPAP machine include those with conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congenital heart failure, lung cancer, pneumonia, and pulmonary fibrosis. Thanks to new technology, the new BiPAP machine at Delta Hopsital has battery packs allowing hospital staff to transport patients to other areas of the hospital for services such as Ultrasound, X-Ray, or CT scan.

 

 “We are so thankful for TB Vets and their long history of helping fund priority equipment for respiratory therapy at Delta Hospital and across British Columbia,” says Angela Turner, Major Giving Manager, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. Since 1946, TB Vets has distributed over $13 million in funding for urgent respiratory equipment, education and research and are dedicated to helping British Columbians suffering from respiratory emergencies and illnesses.