Supporting children is the focus of ‘Variety – The Children’s Charity’ and their aid has come again in the form of a grant toward purchasing vital fetal monitors.
The three fetal monitors, purchased for $52,245, are vital for both mother and child at such a critical time. They will include ultrasound transducers and monitor blood pressure and oxygen saturation.
"‘Variety – The Children’s Charity has been a tremendous supporter of KGH”, says KGH Foundation CEO Doug Rankmore.
“In 2006 they provided $500,000 to expand and upgrade our Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit and last year they gave nearly $35,000 for a new incubator - they truly are committed to building better futures for children and we’re so grateful for their involvement in Kelowna”.
Labour and Delivery department registered nurse Jackie Lescarbeau expresses gratitude for the addition of the new fetal monitors.
“This new equipment will allow us to provide better care to our mothers and to monitor their babies in a safe and timely manner,” she says. “This will enable us to provide a higher quality of care.”
Thanks to donations from the likes of generous charitable organizations such as Variety, KGH’s smallest patients are receiving the best care possible.
“For every parent, the birth of a child is a tremendous experience that is accompanied by a whole range of emotions,” says Variety’s Executive Director Barbie Hislop.
“Knowing that their child is being cared for by skilled professionals using the very best equipment is one way we can help new parents breathe easier. If you look at every NICU in the province, you will see Variety in there, doing what we can for the kids.”
Variety – The Children’s Charity
“This new equipment will allow us to provide better care to our mothers and to monitor their babies in a safe and timely manner,” she says. “This will enable us to provide a higher quality of care," -- Jackie Lescarbeau, Labour & Delivery RN