TB Vets help Royal Columbian patients breathe easier

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Patients at Royal Columbian Hospital who need respiratory support might avoid breathing tubes, following a donation from the TB Vets Charitable Foundation.

A $30,000 donation to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has helped purchase a non-invasive ventilator that supports patients by using a face mask instead of intubation. Not only does the non-invasive ventilator help avoid some of the risks associated with breathing tubes, but it also helps patients remain mobile and eat on their own.

TB Vets Charitable Foundation has been a committed supporter of Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, funding essential and urgently needed respiratory and diagnostic equipment.

Photo: Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation President and CEO Jeff Norris welcomes Janet MacDonald and Kandys Merola from the TB Vets.