Making a Difference Together – The Auxiliary to BC Women’s Hospital

January 29, 2018 4:44pm
The Auxiliary is helping to meet the most urgent needs of the hospital with a recent $113,450 donation! BC Women’s Hospital Foundation celebrates the generosity and hard work of the Auxiliary to BC Women’s Hospital.

It is through dedication like the Auxiliary that the most urgent needs of BC Women’s Hospital can be supported. In 2018, the Auxiliary donation will go toward four essential projects that allow BC Women’s to provide cutting edge medical care. A portion of their gift will help train our future health leaders through the purchase of a Premature Anne simulation mannequin. This innovative technology, which includes a congenital anomalie kit and twin pack, will improve the quality of care for premature and sick newborns across BC and the Yukon. The donation to the Simulation Program at BC Women’s Hospital this year will allow neonatologists like Dr. Deepak Manhas to impart their knowledge and skills to the next generation of specialists.

I am so thrilled with this support! This mannequin is the perfect device for teaching residents how to effectively deal with neonates experiencing rare and difficult resuscitation conditions. It really is a life saver. Thank you so much!"

In addition, the Auxiliary has allowed BC Women’s to purchase a new Bladder Scanner – this is good news for new moms! By proactively diagnosing incontinence issues with a Bladder Scanner before mom and baby go home doctors can refer women quickly to appropriate treatment, such as physiotherapy when needed. Early diagnosis can save a woman from months of discomfort, embarrassment and pain and improves her health outcomes.

Finally, this funding will also support unique BC Women’s programs like the Prenatal Emergency Support Fund and WHRI Endowment Fund. Through the WHRI Endowment Fund, world-class women’s health research is facilitated in an ongoing manner. Through the Prenatal Emergency Fund, financially stressed pregnant women get the financial support they need to attend their medical appointments. For women from smaller communities, this support for accommodation and meals can be a god send, and helps to ensure the best outcomes for women and their newborns.

Thank you, Auxiliary for once again making a generous donation that will help to improve the health and well-being of women and newborns!