$239,000 Donation from the BRHC Health Auxiliary
Members of the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Auxiliary were recently able to make three generous equipment purchases totalling $239,000 for BRHC. These included;
- Portable Echocardiology unit ($77,000) which uses ultrasound to assess the function of the heart and determine the presence of many types of heart disease.
- Massimo Monitoring System for sleep apnea patients x 8 units ($76,000). These units monitor sleep apnea patients post surgery when they may have respiratory issues as they come out of the anesthesia.
- Urology Laser ($85,000) greater precision and accuracy can be achieved with laser procedures, and are less invasive resulting in less bleeding, swelling and pain. It is also a good alternative for patients who are not suitable for open operations.
Pictured with the Portable Echocardiology unit (L-R) Sharleen Gunston - Coordinator of the Nearly New Shop and a Director of the Auxiliary, Sonographer Sammy Holleman, Marlene Brichon - Auxiliary member, Brenda Burgess - Coordinator of the BRHC Gift Shop and a Director of the Auxiliary, Janice Meadows - BRHC Auxiliary Asistant.
Massimo Monitoring System for sleep apnea patients