Delta Hospital to receive game-changing infection control equipment thanks to the Cowell Foundation

June 16, 2020

Thanks to The Cowell Foundation, who made a very generous first-time gift of $335,000 late last year, Delta Hospital is awaiting a brand-new critical piece of equipment - an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Unit.


The UVGI device provides an additional layer of infection control for hospitals on top of standard cleaning procedures. This is a timely gift as we prepare for the new COVID-19 infection control processes. The UVGI unit is brought into a vacated room that has been cleaned and emits pulses of UV light to further disinfect surface areas. This kills harmful bacteria and viruses that can spread quickly throughout a hospital putting vulnerable patients at risk of illness or infection.


Cathy Wiebe, Executive Director (interim) WR/SS, Delta Health Services and Peace Arch and Delta Hospitals, states that, “Delta is the first hospital in Fraser Health to secure an order for the UVGI unit which is scheduled to arrive next month.”


“Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, infection control needs are more critical than ever before,” says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation.  “The UVGI Unit is an important tool for reducing the risk of infection at Delta Hospital and we are incredibly grateful to The Cowell Foundation for their support.”


The family-owned and operated Cowell Auto Group has been doing business in the Lower Mainland since 1967, and The Cowell Foundation, created and funded by the Cowell family, is a supporter of many local causes.