The Victoria Hospitals Foundation will raise funds for two new interventional angiography systems during its fall fundraising campaign.
The equipment allows doctors to see inside blood vessels and internal organs so they can perform life-saving procedures.
“We are calling on our community to help us raise $1.5 million for these sophisticated systems that will be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including stroke, renal failure and osteoporosis,” said Cathy McIntyre, the foundation’s board chair.
“This is a special campaign as every gift we receive will be matched by a generous anonymous donor up to a total of $750,000.”
Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals are the only referral centres on Vancouver Island for a variety of interventional radiology treatments. Ten to 12 procedures a day and more than 2,500 a year will be done with the interventional angiography systems
Contributions to the campaign can be made by calling 250-519-1750, mailing to Wilson Block, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R 1J8, or donating online at victoriahf.ca.