DHCHF and Delta Hospital Auxiliary Fund Medical Equipment for new Telemetry Unit at Delta Hospital

May 07, 2018

Dr. Shaw, Delta Hospital, Yvonne Chard, President, Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, Teresa O'Callaghan, Executive Director, Delta Hospital, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

 

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society Fund New Telemetry Capacity at Delta Hospital

The Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society have teamed up to fund the medical equipment for the new telemetry capacity on the second floor at Delta Hospital. The total cost for this addition to the hospital will be $26,500 for each organization, totalling $53,000.

“The medical staff at Delta Hospital overwhelmingly support the creation of the new telemetry capacity as it will improve the care for acutely ill medical and surgical patients,” says Dr. Shaw, Head of Internal Medicine at Delta Hospital. “Adapting a space on the medical floor that’s suitable for the telemetry monitoring  will not only free up capacity in the Emergency Department but will also ensure admitted patients requiring cardiac monitoring will be cared for in an environment that will afford them increased privacy, dignity and respect.”

Telemetry units at hospitals are used to monitor patients at risk for life-threatening cardiac conditions that need to be continuously monitored. Up to now, patients were supported within the Emergency Department. Receiving care on an inpatient unit in this four bed cohort will provide access to skilled medical nurses and the full team of allied health, meaning that the patients will have not only a better experience but will likely spend less time hospitalized.

“By moving telemetry services within a medicine unit at Delta Hospital, our community will have access to an even greater level of care,” says Yvonne Chard, President of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society. “We’re happy to help fund it, in partnership with Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, and make the idea a reality.”

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation and the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society often share the funding of important hospital initiatives. Delta Auxiliary Society raises funds through their business endeavours; such as their thrift store in Ladner and the hospital gift shop, run by their team of fantastic volunteers.  Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Hospital and raises funds solely through charitable giving. While these two organizations differ in how they raise funds, their goal, to support Delta Hospital’s priority needs, is the same. “Our partnership ensures our community has the best healthcare possible, close to home,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. “We are proud to be part of this community that always comes together for the good of the whole.”