Saturday, 19 May 2018 13:02

Emerge giddy with gratitude

Dr. Hooker & all of the Emergency Department are thrilled to acquire an Intubation Scope.

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The Auxiliary answered an emergency call from Emerge when their intubating scope died.  Dr. Ross Hooker explained how essential this piece of equipment was and told members how it worked.  This allows an opening of the throat to more easily and safely insert a breathing tube.  Dr. Hooker kept saying how this definitely saves lives.

The unconscious "patient" is being intubated by Dr. Hooker as the audience looks on.

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The Auxiliary spent almost $50,000 to purchase it for Emerge.
 
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And the Goldstream News Gazette Wanted to talk about it!

Patients to benefit from purchase of intubation scope

VGH Auxiliary donated funds to replace scope

Countless patients at Victoria General Hospital will benefit from a recent donation from the hospital’s auxiliary.

The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary recently raised roughly $55,000 to help purchase a new intubation scope for the emergency department.