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$50,000 grant funds new hospital ventilator

System will provide lung-protective ventilation for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients
MarkMinuhin
Fort St. John Hospital ICU nurse Mark Minuhin with the new ventilator funded by TB Vets.

Last year, the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation applied for a grant through TB Vets Charitable Foundation in response to their COVID-19 Greatest Needs Campaign.

TB Vets awarded a $50,000 grant to help purchase the $60,346 Hamilton-G5 mechanical Ventilator for the Fort St John Hospital. This system will provide lung-protective ventilation for adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients who need respiratory support. 

TB Vets has been supporting respiratory care since 1946 and have a special interest in supporting remote hospitals in British Columbia. TB Vets Grant Awards went to 25 recipients receiving grants from $1,000 up to $75,000. 

“On behalf of the Board and staff of the Foundation we are very grateful to TB Vets in supporting our great Hospital with this grant," said Executive Director Niki Hedges.

"It means a great deal to our northern remote community and area, as this contribution will help medical staff and physicians to provide patient respiratory support when needed."

TB Vets first donated to the Foundation back in 2006 for Oximeter Accessories. In 2007, they received a grant toward the purchase of a ventilator, and in 2009 a grant for a BiPap Machine. This is the biggest grant to the Hospital Foundation to date. 

For more information about or ways to support the Fort St John Hospital Foundation to enhance patient care and comfort at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa, contact Niki Hedges 250-261-7563. 


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.