In this abnormal year, your support towards Delta Hospital means more than ever before.
The Delta Hospital Foundation and Community Health Foundation have seen resilience, compassion and courage from the community in support of Delta Hospital’s staff as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. But, even when COVID-19 is at the forefront of our minds, other health crises are also taking place.
“People in our community are still being diagnosed with cancer or having heart attacks, strokes and other emergencies. We’re working to ensure all of our community’s critical needs are met,” says Lisa Hoglund, the foundation’s executive director.
As part of maintaining that continued level of care, the foundation has a holiday “wish list” of needed equipment it hopes will be filled through the generosity of donations.
One of the wish list items is the TIMS imaging system, which is a software that allows speech-language pathologists to offer the modified barium swallow test at Delta Hospital.
This will be a brand-new service offered on-site that can rapidly diagnose problems in the pharynx.
“This will help anybody with Parkinson’s disease, dysphasia, aphasia, pneumonia, any kind of cancer or stroke,” says Kim Stang, Delta Hospital’s clinical services manager.
“Given Delta’s aging population, you can see that it will benefit many patients.”
“As you’re making your holiday giving plans, we hope you will consider donating to Delta Hospital,” Hoglund adds. “We need your help to continue bringing new state-of-the-art equipment to Delta Hospital and to continue increasing and improving services offered to our community.”
Your generous donation does make a difference.
Donor support helped build the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building, which opened in April, providing rapid laboratory and imaging services at a critical time.
“This new building has the technology and space to accommodate the TIMS system,” Hoglund says. “Your investment in healthcare excellence makes a difference, each and every day.
“In this exceptional year, I ask you to continue making a difference,” says Lisa Hoglund. “Please make your gift today and turn our wish list into reality. We simply cannot meet these needs without you.”
For more information about how you can help support local healthcare, visit the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s website at www.dhchfoundation.ca.