Dr. Michael Concannon

Telus provides trauma care boost

A $9,600 grant to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation has come from Telus Community Grants

Health care in the North Okanagan has received a major boost.

A $9,600 grant to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation from Telus Community Grants will help enhance trauma care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

“We believe it is important to give where we live and this donation will benefit the community through training of local health care professionals,” said Steve Jenkins, with Telus.

The funds will go towards a training program that teaches advanced skills which are vital in the first few minutes of trauma care.

Funding for staff education and training is very limited at VJH, as available funds are directed to patient care. As a result, the VJH Foundation financially assists specialized training opportunities.

“We are pleased to work with hospital staff to better prepare health care professionals with advanced life support knowledge to care for patients in traumatic life-threatening situations,” said Elise Allan, foundation president.

Courses will include skill development to quickly and efficiently identify life-threatening injuries, as well as conduct comprehensive patient assessment and e0zsnhanced medical interventions.

“Rapid response is critical to achieving better outcomes for patients of all ages,” said Tina Coletti, emergency room manager at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.



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