Members of the Brandon Regional Health Centre Auxiliary were recently able to make three equipment purchases totalling $239,000 for the hospital.
These included a 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, a 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.
(Image: Massimo Monitoring System)
And a Urology Laser ($85,000), which provides greater precision and accuracy with laser procedures which 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.
(Image: Urology Laser)
Pictured at the top of the article with the Portable Echocardiology unit are (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, and Janice Meadows - BRHC Auxiliary Asistant.