“Another Grant completed by Keystone of Life Foundation
On Monday March 23rd, Representatives from KLF and Tzouhalem Chapter #26 traveled to Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, VI, to formally present a cheque for $9,820 from KLF as a grant to purchase a special bariatric portable patient lift. This lift can be battery driven and includes an in-built scale for assessing patient handling and treatment. Lisa Elzinga, the senior nursing representative of the MSIP unit, explained that this lift will enable the staff to lift patients, especially heavy patients, who have fallen, or to transfer patients from a car to a wheelchair without discomfort to the patient or risk of injury to the nursing staff. The lift was purchased with KLF funding some weeks ago and has already been put to good and frequent use.
The photograph here illustrates a patient lift of a similar type to that purchased by Cowichan Hospital.”
“The photograph shows the cheaue being received by representatives from Cowicham Hospital. Pictured L-R are: Art Griff (Tzouhalem Chapter), Peter Edwards (President KLF), Anita FavaraMcDonald (Site Manager, Cowichan District Hospital), Lisa Elzinga ( Nursing Staff MSIP Unit, Cowichan Hospital) Paul Philcox & Arnie Krenz (both from Tzouhalem Chapter)”