Every year we see donors of Langley Memorial Hospital generate real impact on the hospital services through the purchase of new hospital equipment, clinical staff education programs and important patient comforts.
In the past year alone, and only through the help of our generous donors, the Foundation has been able to provide important patient comfort improvements in Unit 2 South and in the Home IV Therapy and Medical Daycare, and purchase equipment such as CPR manikins, vascular access simulator, wound care model, and IV simulator, all of which help caregivers test their skills and practice life-saving drills so they are ready to implement cutting edge techniques and improve quality of care for each and every patient.
The Foundation was also able to purchase medical equipment such as Bronchoscopy scopes, a Cystoscopy video system, and surgical instruments such as retractors, graspers, irrigators, drivers and probes for our Surgical Care team, a specialty bed, a pediatric ventilator and a vital signs monitor for our Critical Care and Respiratory team, and nursing chairs and buzzy monitors for the Maternity and Pediatric Unit.
Since 2009, the Foundation has awarded grants to Health Services staff to pursue educational opportunities that will benefit patients and families. Bonnie Old, Clinical Nurse Educator for Langley Residential Services, was selected as one of three Staff Education Grant recipients in 2016-17.
Bonnie is using her grant to gain certification from MusicandMemory.org, a U.S.-based organization that promotes the use of music to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia or developmental disabilities.
“Our residents come alive when they hear music they recognize,” she said. “We can listen together during recreation time or at bed time, and it can help to reduce stress during care time as well.”
The Music and Memory program relies on the use of pocket-sized music players from Apple (iPods) along with compact audio systems. The local program leader learns to tailor playlists to the needs of the individual subject, and then trains staff and volunteers on how to bring familiar music into the daily routine of residents and patients. Bonnie gathered equipment and assembled a core staff team through the first half of 2017, and plans to launch Music and Memory in the autumn of 2017 at the Langley Residential Centre and in the Langley Memorial Hospital.
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation donors support health care priorities in our hospital and in our community. From April 2016 through March 2017, the Foundation was able to provide $1.24 million to Langley Health Services for the purchase new hospital equipment, funding of clinical staff education and delivery of important patient care comforts.
For more information, read our full 2016-17 Annual Report to the community. (PDF)
To see Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation charitable CRA return, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency Charity Listing page for our Foundation.
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Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation
22051 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V3A 4H4