Variety - The Children's Charity has donated $4,575 to the Delta Hospital Foundation to purchase a pediatric infusion pump.
The specialized piece of equipment administers the precise dosage of antibiotic over a specific period of time according to the weight of the child. This ensures that best practices are followed and the safety of the child is first and foremost.
Barbara Hislop, executive director of Variety - The Children's Charity, was delighted to help purchase the infusion pump for Delta Hospital.
"We feel that this important piece of equipment will assist them to continue providing quality care to the children and families of Delta."
Stacey Boyda, Delta Hospital Foundation's individual giving manager, and Jane Marynowski, ER patient care co-ordinator, were ecstatic to receive the funds.
"When a sick child in need of immediate rehydration and anti-biotic treatment enters our ER, accuracy is everything," said Boyda. "Too much or too little medication can have severe side effects.
"We are humbled by Variety's commitment to the foundation. This equipment will help us provide the best health care for Delta's children and their families".
The foundation raises funds to provide access to the best medical services close to home.