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‘Where to now’ is the question for Campbell River hospital lottery winners

Kent Moeller, chair of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, pulls the winning tickets for the lottery fundraiser. - Paul Rudan/The Mirror
Kent Moeller, chair of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, pulls the winning tickets for the lottery fundraiser.
— image credit: Paul Rudan/The Mirror

Nycky and Vincent Vanjecek’s trip planning just got a lot better.

Nycky’s ticket was the grand prize winner picked last week in the Campbell River Hospital Foundation’s lottery. She receives a $20,000 travel voucher to go anywhere in the world.

Second place went to John Prachnau who gets a two-night, all-inclusive package at swanky Sonora Resort, a value of $3,600.

Rounding out the winners was Rina Berkshire who receives a $1,200 backyard barbecue package which includes a new BBQ, patio set and Quality Foods gift card.

Proceeds from the lottery will be used to purchase new, and much-needed equipment for the Campbell River Hospital:

  • Video processor for Endoscopy – This equipment works hand-in-hand with the Electrosurgical Unit for Endoscopy. The scope attaches to the video processor allowing the physician to see the progress of the scope on screen. The Endoscopy Department performs 50 procedures a week. This purchase will fully equip a second endoscopy suite and in turn create the ability for more patients to be cared for.
  • ICU bed with rotation module – Intensive Care Unit beds are used for critically-ill patients. These new beds allow for continual rotation to help decrease the chance of a patient getting pneumonia or pulmonary complications while bedridden.

They may also be converted into what is called a cardiac chair, assisting patients to sit up. This progressive mobilization helps the patient start moving in bed before they are physically able to stand which can help to decrease the length of their hospital stay. These beds are also designed to help the nurse provide care to patients.

This year’s lottery sponsors were The Travel Place, Quality Foods, Sonora Resort and the Campbell River Mirror.

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