Credit union contributes phototherapy for fragile newborns

Credit union contributes phototherapy for fragile newborns


New Westminster, B.C. – {May 13, 2019} – Premature babies in need of treatment for jaundice have access to a new option in phototherapy technology at Royal Columbian Hospital thanks to a donation from G&F Financial Group.

The credit union has provided a gift of $5,581.24 to purchase a Bili-Therapy Spot Type for the hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The equipment uses light to eliminate excess bilirubin in the blood, which causes jaundice. The Bili-Therapy Spot Type allows for very focused treatments.

Royal Columbian features one of the province’s four Level 3 neonatal intensive care centres, trained and equipped to care for newborns as premature as 23 weeks and weighing fewer than 400 grams. The NICU is consistently among the top in the country for achieving excellent survival rates.

(Caption): Royal Columbian Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Manager Queenie Lai (middle) is joined by G&F Financial Group New Westminster branch manager Louise Perry and incoming branch manager Curtis Hughes following the credit union’s $5,581.24 donation to purchase a Bili-Therapy Spot Type for the NICU.