Thank you to RBC for their generous $1,000 donation! The funds will support our campaign to build a new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH.
Approximately 2,500 patients are waiting for a colonoscopy at NRGH. Another 1,000 are waiting for other endoscopic procedures. Once the new surgical suite is complete, capacity will increase up to 35% greatly reducing wait times for patients in central Vancouver Island.
Reduced wait times are critical as colonoscopies make up 80% of the procedures and can be life saving. They are used to diagnose and, in some cases, can prevent serious illnesses such as colon cancer.
Photo: Kevin Krampl, Community Manager Nanaimo Market, RBC, Janice Perrino, CEO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, Kate Cooper, RVP Associate & Lorelei Crowhurst, Branch Manager, RBC