How your gift advances world-class care patient care
The generosity of our donors enables life-saving, sophisticated
medical equipment and groundbreaking research at our hospitals.
Here are a few examples of what gifts to the
in it for life Fund have enabled:
The latest generation of acute care ventilators in the ICU at VGH
means we can provide new treatment methods for patients with severe
breathing complications. Thanks to you, these replace older
ventilators in ICU that have outlived their lifespan. $200,000.
New clinical equipment for the world-renowned Ear, Nose, Throat
clinic at VGH to restore hearing in patients, treat cancer, reduce
sinus pain, end tinnitus (ringing) and eliminate dizziness.
State-of-the-art video gastroscopes and colonoscopes at UBC
Hospital will enable us to detect and treat gastrointestinal
disorders like pre-cancerous polyps to avoid major invasive cancer
surgery. $67,000 and $81,000
Three new visual field analyzers at the world-leading Eye Care
Centre at VGH, which sees more than 4,000 surgeries and more than
10,000 other procedures each year. The new equipment assesses optic
and neurological conditions like early detection of glaucoma. New
equipment will benefit up to 50 patients each day. $125,000
New state-of-the-art hospital beds with fall alarms at UBC Hospital
allow us to prevent dangerous falls and hip fractures in
disoriented, elderly or frail patients immediately following the
acute care they receive for serious, complex illnesses or injuries.
Perfusion heater/cooler equipment used in open-heart surgery at VGH
to manage the temperature of the fluids to preserve heart tissue
while the heart is stopped, while separately controlling the
patient’s body temperature for heart and brain aneurysm
Urgently needed chronic ventilators for patients at GF Strong Rehab
Centre with high spinal cord injuries who cannot breathe on their
A new state-of-the-art UVA/UVB light booth for the Psoriasis Clinic
at the Skin Care Centre at VGH to replace aging equipment.
Ultraviolet light from this booth slows down the growth of skin
cells and eases skin irritation in patients with psoriasis,
eczema/atopic dermatitis and scleroderma. $29,500