A grant from TB Vets Charitable Foundation was used to fund the purchase of a new pulmonary function testing chamber for the Comox Valley Hospital’s Heart and Lung Department. Photo supplied

A grant from TB Vets Charitable Foundation was used to fund the purchase of a new pulmonary function testing chamber for the Comox Valley Hospital’s Heart and Lung Department. Photo supplied

TB Vets Foundation grant nets new equipment for Comox Valley Hospital

The Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation passes along its sincere gratitude for TB Vets Charitable Foundation’s generous grant to fund the purchase of a new pulmonary function testing chamber (PFTC) for the Comox Valley Hospital’s Heart and Lung Department. This essential equipment has the ability to run five different lung function tests, overall allowing physicians to recognize and understand the full extent of a patient’s disease, while also providing them the ability to properly diagnose and treat each patient.

Currently, the Heart and Lung department sees over 3,300 patients over the course of one year who require testing using this PFTC These patients are six years of age and older, and are receiving care for challenges such as inflammatory lung disease, asthma, and interstitial lung disease.

“My sincere gratitude to the TB Vets Charitable Foundation,” said Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation board president Bill Anglin, “It is powerful to see how this generous donation will support excellent care in the Comox Valley and North Island.”

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