Delta Hospital’s surgical department is getting a new GlideScope Core Video Laryngoscope System thanks to a $35,542 grant from the TB Vets Charitable Foundation.
|GlideScope Core Video Laryngoscope System (TB Vets/submitted photo)|
The glidescope is an all-in-one system offering immediate visualization of the airway during intubation. Glidescopes are used daily for intubating patients for general surgery while under anesthetic, according to a press release.
Delta Hospital’s surgical department performs close to 9,000 surgeries per year. Hard-hit by COVID-19, staff are now working through the backlog of procedures coupled with increased infection control protocol, and the new glidescope will increase the hospital’s capacity to perform more surgeries.
The grant is part of $1.1 million in funding TB Vets has provided this year to hospitals and first responders across B.C., and 29 hospitals are now able to buy new respiratory equipment.
“We are now in our second year of the pandemic, and although life is slowly getting back to normal, hospitals are still having to treat many COVID-19 patients, putting great pressure on the health-care system,” TB Vets CEO Kandys Merola said in a press release.
“It is essential that we help hospitals buy new equipment that will support our province’s medical frontline heroes during the pandemic and beyond. This year’s record $1.1-million in grants has been made possible because of the generosity of TB Vets donors who contribute to our Key Tag program. We also have a growing number of donors who have included TB Vets in their wills, ensuring that respiratory care in B.C. continues to improve and grow for years to come.”
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