Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation recently received a gift of $11,000 from the Tsawwassen Legion that will go towards purchasing a vein viewer and an IV training kit for the hospital’s medical unit.
A vein viewer is a handheld vein illuminator that helps find veins for intravenous device insertion – also known as an IV start. IV starts can be more challenging with older adult patients on the medical floor due to age-related changes in skin and veins.
The Tsawwassen Legion is a longtime supporter of the foundation. Since 1995, it has contributed more than $157,000 towards priority equipment needs at Delta Hospital.
“We are so privileged to once again be supported by Legion Branch 289,” says Angela Turner, the foundation’s major giving manager. “Their commitment to funding priority equipment needs at Delta Hospital has such a positive impact for healthcare in our community.”
For the Tsawwassen Legion, Delta Hospital is a great cause close to home for many of its members.
“Delta Hospital has supported so many in our community over the years,” says Tsawwassen Legion president Gary Bain. “We are only too happy to contribute these essential items that have the capacity to help many of Delta residents now and into the future.”