Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is asking the public for support to help fund an important piece of equipment that will help frontline health care workers in the fight against COVID-19.
An ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) robot can deep clean and disinfect “hot spots” in the hospital to kill pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
Although there are some robots shared across the Fraser Health heath care facilities, Langley Memorial Hospital has a great need for one dedicated to its campus.
The robot, used in patient areas such as the Intensive Care unit as well as general medical units and the hospital’s long-term care facility, works by emitting concentrated ultraviolet light to kill SARS-CoV-2 that may linger on surfaces.
The robots are a safe and effective tool to reduce the risk of infection and help keep patients and their health care workers healthy.
“As Langley’s hospital continues to be there to meet the urgent care needs of our community, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation is here to ensure frontline care teams have the best tools and resources they need and deserve,” says Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation executive director, Heather Scott.
“We understand it’s a challenging time for everyone in our community, and together, we will come through this stronger than ever.”
To support the purchase of an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation robot, please visit lmhfoundation.com/COVID.
About the Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund
Langley Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to help Langley’s care team to best respond to COVID-19 locally, and to ensure the hospital has the funds to quickly adapt to any situation that come up as our pandemic response evolves.
We’re asking individuals and organizations to donate anything they can to help us fund many critical pieces of equipment that will help in our care for patients impacted by COVID-19, and ensure we are better prepared if anything like this ever happens again.