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Giving in the Spirit of the Season!

Image result for person breathingBreathing – It’s one of our most basic functions.  Breathe in. Breathe out.  For most of us it just comes naturally.  We don’t think about it, it just happens. 

Now imagine that you or a loved one, a neighbor or a friend is suffering from one of many respiratory illnesses:  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Sleep Apnea, Asthma or other restrictive lung conditions. 

It would be comforting to know that, should you require hospitalization, the Respiratory Department of your Regional Health Centre can provide the best equipment possible that will help to improve your breathing.   And that’s why I’m writing to you today.

Image result for Respironics V680 Ventilator from PhilipsThe Yarmouth Hospital Foundation has chosen the Respiratory Department as a focus for its annual Christmas Appeal.  We are committed to purchasing the following:

  • V680 BiPAP that will provide advanced high performance ventilation for critically ill patients (pictured below)
  • 2  Sleep Units to help diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Overnight Oximeters to test oxygen levels and heart rate
  • Bedside BiPAP to treat patients with conditions that cause hypoventilation
  • Bedside Spirometer that will allow clinicians to monitor lung function       

This equipment comes at cost of $53,345.  Which is why we need your help.

In the spirit of the up-coming holiday season, please consider making a donation to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment for the Respiratory Department.

You can make your donation now by going on the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation web site, calling the Foundation at 902-749-1669 or mailing your cheque to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation at PO Box 7, Yarmouth NS B5A 4B1.

I’m certain your gift will make someone breathe a little easier this Christmas!


Don Cook,
Chair Yarmouth Hospital Foundation