The Campbell River Rotary clubs raised money for the hospital foundation through their March for Children project.
The two clubs presented the Campbell River Hospital Foundation with $16,011 which will be used to purchase a Vascular Imaging Machine – a vein viewer which used infrared light to find and map out veins 10-15 mm deep – for the maternity department.
This mobile equipment has real-time image, with an approximate 98 per cent accuracy for assessing actual vein size, ensuring a high success rate to access the vein. Because the monitor shows the vein on the skin, the viewer can also distract older pediatric patients, making the experiences of a needle less frightening.
The March for Children is a project shared between the Rotary Club of Campbell River and the Rotary Club of Campbell River Daybreak and has generated more than $440,000 since it began in the 1950’s.
Held annually, March for Children volunteers are stationed at intersections around the city to collect funds.