TELUS Donates $5000 to the BV District Hospital
The Bulkley Valley Districts Hospital received a 5-thousand grant from TELUS to put toward their Operation Keyhole which is to support the Bulkley Valley surgical services program. The money is going towards a new Colonoscope... the equipment was desperately needed as they take 45 minutes to clean, and can be used more than 15 times a day. BV Health Service Administrator Cormack Hikisch explains, “Purchase a Colonoscope which is about 40 thousand dollars so the cheque was already spent when it arrived today and we are very grateful to have the final we needed to by the colonscope,2 or 3 others used every week and one had broken down and was beyond repair but we had taken it one of service to this replacing that one.”
TELUS runs program within the company that awards high performing team members by picking a charity of their choice to Dante the money. TELUS Service Tech Wayne Whittemore says, “I just feel Its a good charity that keeps benefiting the community and I myself received surgeries from non- evasive equipment to help me get back on the road again I think it is a very worthwhile charity.”
TELUS Service Manager Jeff Cooper says he is happy the company does this,” Having the equipment locally will save people the travel land the fact that we are getting new equipment a upgrading our operations the hospital itself speaks volumes for the commitment to the community and I look forward to seeing it in action.”
The new equipment has already been ordered and should be one site soon and ready to use.