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Excellence in Child Health

Behind every child treated at BC Children’s Hospital stands a donor to the Excellence in Child Health Fund.

Undesignated donations to BC Children’s Hospital go to the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which ensures the most urgent health needs of BC’s children are met with the support of research into childhood diseases, medical equipment purchases and upgrades, and staff and family education programs.

In 2014-15, $1,855,000 from the fund was used to acquire medical equipment, giving caregivers at BC Children’s and Sunny Hill Health Centre the tools they need to provide the best possible care to sick and injured children.

Of this total, $69,700 went toward the purchase of a GE Aisys Carestation anesthesia machine, which provides life-sustaining ventilation and anesthesia to small patients during surgery.

Nearly $450,000 from the Excellence in Child Health Fund supported researchers and clinicians working to improve treatments and find a cure for children’s cancers and blood disorders.

 In 2014, donors provided $707,000 toward research into the specific acute care needs of children with medical challenges related to their faces, skulls, blood vessels and more that require surgical intervention. This work encourages technological innovation and aids training and education of junior researchers.

Thanks to donors’ support, children in BC and the Yukon have access to health-care services that rank among the best in the world.

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