(Left to right): Angela Turner (Delta Hospital Foundation), Jennette Coates (Delta Hospital), Paul Martins (RBC), Colin Shirley (RBC), Lisa Hoglund (executive director, Delta Hospital Foundation), Sherry Lampshire-Hall (RBC), Karen Nichvalodoff (Delta Hospital) and Ingrid Barnes (vice-chair, Delta Hospital Foundation board of directors). (Photo submitted)

(Left to right): Angela Turner (Delta Hospital Foundation), Jennette Coates (Delta Hospital), Paul Martins (RBC), Colin Shirley (RBC), Lisa Hoglund (executive director, Delta Hospital Foundation), Sherry Lampshire-Hall (RBC), Karen Nichvalodoff (Delta Hospital) and Ingrid Barnes (vice-chair, Delta Hospital Foundation board of directors). (Photo submitted)

Delta Hospital receives $20,000 donation from Royal Bank

The gift will fund priority equipment for surgical services at the hospital

The RBC Foundation has donated $20,000 to go towards purchasing a new colonoscope for the busy surgical services department at Delta Hospital.

A Colonoscope is a thin flexible tube with a camera attached that allows physicians to take photos and videos of the inner lining of a patient’s large intestine. Colonoscopes are a vital part of diagnostic and screening procedures, helping to detect ulcers, colon polyps, tumours and areas of inflammation or bleeding.

“We are so thankful for RBC’s long history of helping fund priority needs at Delta Hospital,” said Angela Turner, major giving manager at the Delta Hospital Foundation. “Through their generous donations, RBC has helped promote the best possible healthcare here in Delta, and the new colonoscope will have real impact for our medical staff and, most importantly, for our growing patient population.”

Since 1999, RBC has donated over $240,000 in support of Delta Hospital. Over the years these funds have supported the purchase of a number of priority needs for the hospital, including a non-invasive ventilator, crash and isolation carts, a Bluetooth probe for the surgical daycare program and additional hi-tech tools for the respiratory therapy team.

“We are committed to community investment,” said Carmen Ryujin, manager of donations, brand and communications at RBC. “We see our contributions to Delta Hospital as an investment in the future health and well-being of the community.”

The RBC Foundation, whose motto is “helping clients thrive and communities prosper,” has donated $77 million to registered charities in Canada in 2016 alone, is actively involved with charitable organizations around the world and supports RBC employees in their volunteering efforts. Learn more at rbc.com/community-sustainability.

The Delta Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support Delta Hospital in the delivery of outstanding health care. It raises funds so the Delta community has access to the best medical services close to home. Since 1988, the Delta Hospital Foundation has raised over $43 million. Learn more at dhfoundation.ca.