CAMPBELL RIVER, BC – The Campbell River Hospital now has a portable ultrasound for its ICU. 

The Campbell River First Open Heart Society donated $25, 000 to the Hospital Foundation, which made purchasing the machine possible. 

The Sparq Portable Ultrasound provides high-quality images that help assess the heart, lungs, and other vascular structures. This helps doctors make an early diagnosis and start treatment immediately. 

Dr. Aadil Dhansay says the state of the art ultrasound will help with lifesaving ICU procedures.

“It provides superior information compared to some traditional tools and places our hospital at the forefront of modern medical care in a community setting,” Dr. Dhansay said.

The First Open Heart Society provides support to patients undergoing heart surgery. The Campbell River branch holds an annual fundraiser in May called Walk for Hearts. 

All proceeds from the fundraiser stay in the community and go towards serving patients in Campbell River and the North Island.