The Campbell River Hospital has some new equipment, thanks to a big donation from TB Vets. 

The charitable foundation, which places a focus on supporting the frontlines of respiratory care here in B.C., recently handed over $55,000 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF). 

It was used to purchase a new Vyntus Body Box for the respiratory therapy department.

The CRHF says the body box is vital and state-of-the-art. It’s used with home oxygen assessments, disease diagnosis, surgical and treatment plans, and post-transplant monitoring.

“More than 1800 patients and 3000 diagnostic tests are performed with the body box annually at our hospital,” the CRHF says.

“Of these patients, approximately 40 are children, the typical testing with children includes pre and post spirometry, this is a screening tool to determine if the patient has reactive airways or asthma.”

With the addition of a new body box, the CRHF adds that staff will now be able to perform tests much quicker, with better accuracy and less downtime.

The Campbell River Hospital isn’t the only health facility receiving funds from TB Vets. The $55,000 donation is part of $1 million in funding provided to other hospitals and first responders across the province.