Dr. Ross Hooker (left) of the emergency department shows members of the Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary how an intubating scope is used. The auxiliary raised funds over the past few months to purchase a new state-of-the-art intubating scope for the department. (Contributed photo)

Patients to benefit from purchase of intubation scope

VGH Auxiliary donated funds to replace scope

Countless patients at Victoria General Hospital will benefit from a recent donation from the hospital’s auxiliary.

The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary recently raised roughly $55,000 to help purchase a new intubation scope for the emergency department.

“We were really excited and we’re very proud to be able to do this for them,” said auxiliary member Candace Verners.

“We’re so thrilled we were able to help them out and that we had the funds available for much a major and valuable purchase.”

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Members of the emergency department originally approached the auxiliary for help in February, as their previous intubation scope was a bit worse for wear.

The scope was originally purchased 2009 and the hospital could no longer buy replacement parts for it.

Over the course of five months, the auxiliary was able to raise enough money through gift shop sales and Purdy’s chocolate sales to purchase the new state-of-the-art scope. Doctors in the emergency department showed members of the auxiliary how to use the equipment during a demonstration last month as well.

The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary donates more than $200,000 annually to the hospital to purchase medical equipment, plants for the cafeteria and push chairs. Earlier this year, it also helped purchase a new biliblanket for the hospital’s pediatric unit.


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