Modern Green Canada donates $300,000 for vital medical equipment at Richmond Hospital

Source: Richmond Hospital Foundation

Dr. Victor Wong, a gastroenterologist photographed with a colonoscope, provides life-saving gastrointestinal procedures at Richmond Hospital.

Modern Green Canada donated $300,000 to Richmond Hospital Foundation to bring new state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology to Richmond Hospital’s Operating Rooms and Colon Cancer Screening Program.

Seconds count when a patient is experiencing catastrophic blood loss, quickly turning the situation into a matter of life or death. A brand new rapid infuser purchased for Richmond Hospital’s operating rooms quickly and safely pumps life-saving blood into a patient’s body to ensure survival.

A new anaesthetic machine also purchased for the surgical suites has vastly improved patient safety and made a huge impact on how patients feel and recover after surgery. Incorporating a ventilator and patient-monitoring functions to view blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs, this new innovative, state-of-the-art surgical equipment will ensure the highest quality of care.

Dr. Cornel Van West (right), Department Head, Anaesthesia at Richmond Hospital, explains to Carleen Pauliuk (left), Director, Corporate & Public Affairs, Modern Green Canada, that being able to better monitor the patient’s intake of medical gases during surgery leads to faster recovery and better patient care. The new anaesthesia machine, funded by Modern Green Canada’s gift to Richmond Hospital Foundation, improves patient safety, is more efficient and more environmentally friendly than previous models.

Early colon cancer screening has become a provincial priority for British Columbia, especially for the needs of our residents over age 50. The purchase of two colonoscopes has increased Richmond Hospital’s patient capacity and efficiency to provide colon cancer screening services, which often detect non-cancerous polyps and colorectal cancer at an early stage, making a huge difference to help save the lives of many people.

Dr. Nancy Fu (right), Gastroenterologist, Richmond Hospital, shows Carleen Pauliuk (left), Director, Corporate & Public Affairs, Modern Green Canada, a new colonoscope and explains how it has helped expand colon cancer screening at Richmond Hospital. Richmond Hospital Foundation is grateful to Modern Green Canada for recognizing the importance of screening for tumours early.