FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation established the COVID-19 Greatest Need Campaign at the end of March when the hospital was known as a primary COVID-19 site. With that appeal, AltaGas has donated $10,000 to help support the foundation during the pandemic.
Randy Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer of AltaGas says “the health crisis has significantly impacted many people in the communities we serve, and we are committed to supporting them and those on the frontlines during this difficult time”
With the donations received to-date, the foundation was able to purchase IV Pumps and Pump Modules for the In-Patient Unit. This technology and its accessories are high demand for patients with COVID-19, patients can have several different medication infusions running all at once, and the accuracy in the delivery of fluid and medication is essential. The Blood Bank Refrigerator and Blood Ice Pack Freezer for the Laboratory, flights to Fort St. John were either stopped or reduced, which affected the blood supply to the hospital.
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The Foundation also partnered with the FSJ Hospital Auxiliary to match their contribution, so they were able to purchase a Broncho Glidescope for the operating theatre for when the hospital receives patients with COVID-19 in critical condition and need intubating.
***Editor’s Note: Article has been updated as new information was released