The fight against COVID-19 is far from over and DHCHF is currently fundraising for the changing needs at our hospital.
With your support, we are able to contribute to the purchase of critically needed medical equipment and capital improvements. Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation makes decisions about funding priorities based on the projects and equipment that Fraser Health determines are priority needs, thereby ensuring your donations are going towards the most critical areas. Together, we are caring for our community, today and always.
Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building opened to the public in March 2020. The $15.2 million project was funded through the Foundation’s commitment of $7.5 million, including $2.5M from the Toigo family and $2.4M from the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society. Fraser Health Authority provided the remaining $7.7 million. We want to thank all the generous donors for your support.
The new building is comprised of the medical imaging and laboratory departments which are vital services to all areas of our hospital. This addition more than doubles the size and capability of both of these departments at Delta Hospital featuring 5 ultrasound rooms, 2 radiography rooms and a spacious new laboratory.
Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation funded an echo ultrasound for Delta Hospital and it is located in the new Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services Building. An Echo Ultrasound is a specialized, non-invasive ultrasound that produces images of the internal structures of the heart to assess cardiac function. This state of the art equipment will transform cardiac care in Delta as it plays a crucial role in faster, often lifesaving diagnoses of cardiac distress. By producing 2 dimensional and 4 dimensional images of the heart, an Echo allows Doctors to make split-second decisions, greatly enhances their ability to diagnose acute and chronic heart problems like heart failure, heart inflammation and heart valve issues.
Delta Hospital is now able to conduct a special imaging test on site, a modified barium swallow, thanks to the arrival of the TIMS hardware and software system. This new service at Delta Hospital was funded by Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation through a large gift from David Harris on behalf of Delta’s Harris and Burr families.
The TIMS system can help Speech Pathologists rapidly diagnose problems in the pharynx benefitting patients with Parkinson’s disease, dysphasia, aphasia, pneumonia, and any kind of cancer or stroke. The new system gives a clear image of a patient’s ability to swallow different liquids and foods, using a real-time form of x-ray called fluoroscopy.
A new state-of-the-art CT Scanner is operating at Delta Hospital, thanks to $1.7M being raised through DHCHF’s Signature Events and generous community donations. This new scanner has replaced an older model that was nearing the end of its life span. A CT Scanner is a vital diagnostic piece of equipment that provides critical information leading to the diagnosis or the ruling out of many medical conditions and diseases such as aneurysms, tumours, strokes, kidney stones and appendicitis. The improved image and quality of the new CT Scanner allows for more accurate diagnoses, faster scan times and innovative diagnostic technologies.