BRHC Auxiliary Donates Over 235,000 Thousand Dollars

Brandon Regional Health Centre Axiliary Pave the Way to Improved Clarity

The Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Auxiliary has donated over 235,000 thousand dollars for the purchase of a Zeiss ophthalmic surgical microscope for BRHC, thanks to donations it receives from the BRHC Gift Shop and the Nearly New Shop.

 The Lumera 700 is one of the most sophisticated microscopes being used in eye surgery and the Brandon Regional Health Centre now has one, thanks to the Auxiliary.  This piece of equipment has optical and illumination features that provide enhanced 3D vision for surgery.  The detailed vision of the surgical site helps eye surgeons perform delicate procedures making it safer for patients and improving outcomes.  This microscope can also connect to other diagnostic equipment for correction of astigmatism.

The Lumera 700 will be used for cataract, glaucoma and corneal surgery.


Eye microscope Oct 27 2017 hp s

Pictured left to right:


Janice Meadows, BRHC Auxiliary Assistant; Janet Twerdoclib, Care Team Manager of the BRHC Surgical Suite; Brenda Burgess, Coordinator BRHC Gift Shop; Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Ophthalmologist; Carmen Saban, BRHC OR Clinical Resource nurse for Ophthalmology program;  Helen Dalling, Sharleen Gunston, Coordinator Nearly New; Marlene Brichon, all BRHC Auxiliary members.