The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation is launching a Christmas Giving Campaign with the aim of purchasing a transport ventilator for the respiratory unit of the hospital.
The ventilator will be used to transport patients from the intensive care unit to other areas of the hospital for testing and it will also be used to transport patients to other hospitals.
Dr. Glendon Sullivan, Respirologists of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital medical staff states that “We are without a fundamental piece of respiratory care equipment that has been needed for twenty years. A transport ventilator will enable more efficient use of our respiratory staff and greatly enhance patient comfort and safety”.
Over twenty thousand envelopes, containing several holiday gift tags, have been mailed to households and businesses in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties.
Supporters are asked to sign the bottom tag and return it to the Hospital Foundation with a contribution. (A reply envelope is provided) All return tags will be displayed on a large gift box in the lobby of the hospital.
The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation was established in 1970. Its purpose is to support and enhance our hospital as a community and regional centre of excellence in health care.
The Foundation office is located in the atrium of the new wing of the hospital across from the main elevators.