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New Equipment Improves Retinal Surgeries at UHNBC

Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 3:48 AM
Spirit of the North CEO Judy Neiser (centre) receives cheque from Auxiliary members

Spirit of the North CEO Judy Neiser (centre) receives cheque from Auxiliary members

Prince George, B.C. – The Auxiliary to UHNBC has donated funding for a much-needed piece of surgical equipment at the hospital in Prince George.

Over $38,000 was presented to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation by the Auxiliary to purchase the Labtician Versavit II Vitrectomy machine, a system used by resident ophthalmologists for retinal surgeries.  This new equipment will help reduce operational costs and positively affect outcomes for patients undergoing retinal surgeries at UHNBC.

“The Auxiliary are once again very pleased to help fund badly needed equipment for our hospital,” said Auxiliary to UHNBC President Linda Hohn. 

The new Vitrectomy equipment is part of a suite of eye-care equipment upgrades being funded through Spirit of the North. The Optos SLO System and California UWF unit, a suite of diagnostic equipment for which fundraising began at the 2015 Radiothon event, is now on order with delivery anticipated in Spring 2016.

“We have an incredible partnership with the Auxiliary to UHNBC,” commented CEO for Spirit of the North, Judy Neiser.  “Their membership believes in making a difference that impacts patient care and positive health outcomes, and this equipment has such a broad reach that it seemed a perfect fit.  We are very thankful for their generous contribution.”


Many thanks to the Hospital Auxiliary, a group of volunteers who truly do good work on behalf of patients at the hospital.

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