Due to the generosity of our donors, $1.8 million was raised months in advance and some echocardiography ultrasound units have already arrived at NRGH! Find out more here.
Every year 8,700 patients receive cardiac care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) and Oceanside Health Centre (OHC) in Parksville. With the upcoming renovations and new cardiac equipment, the Heart Health program will be better able to meet the growing demand for cardiac services in Central and North Vancouver Island. We will be able to deliver 95% of pre and post-surgery cardiac care that positively impacts patients in our communities and reduce wait times by as much as 50% once the project is complete!
All the funds raised will be used for the cardiac expansion at NRGH and OHC and urgently needed medical equipment including:
7 Cardiac Ultrasounds (5 at NRGH, 2 at OHC),
3 Treadmills (2 at NRGH, 1 at OHC),
1 upgraded Holter system (NRGH & OHC)
1 ECG at OHC.
Phase 2 renovation at OHC will begin in late 2019.