At Richmond Hospital Foundation, joy is at the very heart of the work we do with donors. Your donation makes a huge impact at Richmond Hospital and throughout our community of care in Richmond.
Thank you for being part of the solution, part of something bigger, part of a transformation to drive innovation powered by technology. You are helping to advance Richmond’s health care system-wide and provide the change we all want to see.
Joyful giving means joyful living. Here are some impacts you’ve made.
Recent Donor Investments in Richmond’s Health Care
Community Health Access Centre
Opened in March, 2020, the new Community Health Access Centre on 7671 Alderbridge Way, provides multiple specialized services consolidated into a single location for adults, including older adults, with chronic diseases. Much needed donor investments have helped fund renovations to create space for increased clinic rooms, expand data capabilities for home health staff, create a welcoming reception for patients and families and provide Telehealth capabilities and infrastructure to ensure Richmond is “future-ready” for better, faster, and more convenient access to the health care that patients need.
Mini C-Arm for Richmond Hospital’s Operating Rooms
Mini C-Arms are small, portable units used by radiologists, surgeons and emergency physicians for medical imaging. Donor funding has helped purchase a new state-of-the-art mini C-Arm to view a patient’s upper and lower limbs for orthopedic and plastic surgery procedures, following an accident or injury. Richmond Hospital Foundation is currently raising funds for new, innovative surgical equipment and a second mini C-Arm is required for orthopedic surgeons and Emergency physicians in our cast clinic.
Cardiac Echo Ultrasound to improve Medical Imaging
An echocardiogram also known as a cardiac echo is one of the most vital and widely used tests in cardiology to monitor heart health. Ultrasound technology is used to create an image that shows the size, shape and function of the heart pump and the heart valves. Last year, nearly 5,000 cardiac echo scans were performed for patients in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and the wards of Richmond Hospital, as well as outpatients requiring scans. Donors helped fund a brand new state-of-the-art unit to help our cardiologists diagnose problems, monitor any potential changes in the heart over time and determine what further steps or tests might be required next.
Improving health care for seniors
Donor funding has helped make health care for Richmond’s elderly patients more compassionate and caring. Donor investments have helped fund vital music therapy at our long-term care homes and in hospital to provide meaningful activity for seniors who may have cognitive impairment or palliative care needs. In Richmond Hospital, donor funding has helped to improve care on our Acute Care for the Elderly unit by providing a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for older adults while recovering in hospital.
Equipment for colon cancer screening
Donor leadership has helped fund much-needed equipment to enable a doubling of capacity required for greater colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital. With early screening, colonoscopes help gastroenterologists to view the colon and remove smaller pre-cancerous polyps, if present, on the spot, sparing patients from painful, more invasive surgery, and resulting in faster recovery times.
Research to improve care in Richmond
Donor funding has fuelled a comprehensive effort to help grow the research program in Richmond. Working in partnership Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Richmond Hospital Foundation is helping research conducted by our physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to flourish and improve care in Richmond. Research projects include looking at ways to boost prevention of Adverse Drug Events through better understanding of causes and communication as well as using calming “robot” animals to reduce confusion, aggression and anxiety in elderly hospital patients with dementia.
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