The Mountain Magic Quilters Guild recently announced the winners of a raffle which raised $1,562 for the pediatric cart at the Golden and District Hospital.
According to the (Interim) Health Service Administrator Golden/Invemere, Deborah Austin, the cart is an important piece of equipment for managing pediatric emergencies.
“The response time of healthcare providers in a pediatric code is critical to patient survival, and access to resuscitation equipment is a key component in delivering optimal emergency care,” she said.
“Each drawer in the cart is colour coded to match a baby/child weight/size. One just needs to pull out the right coloured drawer…..and all the emergency supplies required to resuscitate and manage a baby/child of a certain size are there. It is fast and efficient, and saves lives. We are indeed lucky to have this piece of equipment in our emergency department.”
Thanks to the quilters guild was also passed on by the administrative assistant at The Golden and District Hospital, Tammy Perks.
“We have great community support and we appreciate everything that the community groups do to improve the facility for the members of the community. Thank you so much for the support for these special purchases, it is greatly appreciated,” Perks said.
She also added that in times when funding is limited, these kinds of donations help out people in the community.
“They are critical because obviously capital funds are limited and budgets are always strained. These are the things that we are able to purchase over and above, that makes the service that much better for the patients that we care for,” she said.
On hand for the draw was Shirley McAllister, the member of the Mountain Magic Quilters Guild who made the three prizes for the raffle.
McAllister said she felt it was very important to help children be looked after with the best equipment possible. She added that parents and children should be able to be helped in Golden and not have to go to go away for treatment.
The first prize of a handmade quilt went to Bev Ewen, second prize of quillow was won by Diana Zdanovich and third prize of a placemat set went to Caroline Scott.